You will need:
A selection of approximately 10 to 12 pairs of socks - big and small, plain and patterned, different colours.
A basket or box
Unfurl the socks and place them in the basket or box. Invite your child to help you sort the socks;
“I’ve got a red sock, can you help me find another red sock the same”?
How this activity helps to develop early maths.
■ Skills of sorting and matching by size, colour and pattern.
■ Developing the concept of two and what makes two.
■ Maths language of the same, different, pair, one more.
Toddlers love getting involved in everyday activities so this is a great activity to do together when you are sorting washing to put away.