Sorting Activity for Preschoolers

Sorting activities for preschoolers can help young learners with necessary math skills. More than learning numbers, sorting introduces how to group items.

Whether you use basic colors or shapes to talk about sorting, minimize the activity to one type of sorting. Then, you can move on to more challenging ones.

In that way, your preschoolers understand the essential part of sorting and feel successful. 

Benefits of Sorting Activities

Young preschoolers have an innate behavior of sorting the natural world. They see the surroundings as an exploration of wonders.

So, by nature, they will want to sort or group items. For instance, they might want to group toys by colors like red cars and yellow pencils.

This intrinsic behavior is vital for developing math skills. Later on, your preschooler will use this strategy to group numbers and make sense by adding or subtracting.

By encouraging them to sort now will eventually help them in the future. An excellent way to nourish that intuitive feeling of sorting is to start using math words like ‘more than’, ‘less than’, or ‘equal to’.

In that way, your preschoolers engage in using necessary math vocabulary. 

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