Art, craft and patterns
6 - 8 years
Everyday ways to help your child with numeracy
Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia
Art and craft is a lovely way for your child to develop an understanding of the important number concept of patterns. You can help by talking about the patterns, for example:
- suggesting patterns
Can you make a pattern around the border? How about a thin line, then a circle, then another line?
- noticing and working out patterns
Let me see if I can work out the pattern in your necklace. Three blue, two purple, three blue, two purple...
- asking what comes next in the pattern
What bead do you need next?
- drawing attention to patterns in the world around you
Did you notice the pattern in the house numbers? 12, 14, 16, 18 ... they're going up by two!