Daily routines are a key way in which children learn mathematics in context in the early years. The regular repetition and familiar contexts provide excellent opportunities for children to develop depth of understanding. Such routines include: registration, date/days of the week, dinner numbers, snack time, tidying up, lining up, singing and story times.
Instructions for how to do mathematical snack times are available here.
A video to accompany these instructions is available below:
There are many opportunities for mathematical learning in tidying up every day. This article from NRich provides some ideas for how to make the most of tidy up time to support number learning.
Aspects of daily routines are included in most early years CPD offered by the hub.
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