Play With Your Food! Goldfish Math
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How Many?

Tell your child, “Think of a number from one to ten. Show me with your fingers. Now, write how many fingers you are wiggling, and that’s how many Goldfish® crackers I’ll put on your paper.” After your child writes his number on the paper, place the Goldfish® crackers next to the number. In this game, you’re reinforcing a basic concept of early math, something teachers call "one-to-one correspondence". This is the relationship between objects and numbers in counting. It's not automatic for kids to relate the numbers they say to the physical objects they represent. It takes practice. Repeat as long as you can stand it!