Number 4 can be taught to preschoolers in a number of ways. It is important to teach children the symbol for the number 4 and its pronunciation, as well as how to write the number, but there are also many creative ways to make the number accessible to young children.
Here are some ideas:
1. Teach children the symbol for 4 and make sure they can pronounce it properly.
2. Get them familiar with the concept of four by counting out four of different objects (4 balls, for example).
3. Count out 4 groups of 4 objects (4 groups of 4 balls, for example)
4. Draw pictures with 4 parts or things that have four parts you can point out.
5. Have them draw pictures with 4 parts.
6. Ask them questions about how many parts different images have and whether or not they have four
7. Write the number 4 on a whiteboard and ask students to copy you.
8. Ask students to write the number four on scratch paper with their pencils (or crayons, if they are still developing fine motor skills).
9. Have students identify the number four in their environment. For example, if there are four toy trucks in the play area, ask students to count them together.
10. Make a game out of identifying the number 4 in your environment. For example, if you are crossing the street at a crosswalk, have students count how many crosswalks there are before you can pass through the street.
11. Introduce the number through rhyme and song. Kids love repetition and rhymes, so try saying “four” in a song or rhyme before you explain it. For example, sing “Four Little Monkeys” to your students and have them repeat the word “four” several times in each verse. This will help them learn how to say it correctly.
12. When teaching preschoolers about numbers, it’s important that they understand how many there are. Use objects like cars or blocks to count out loud so children can hear what you’re saying – counting always helps kids remember what was said before! You could also take turns with another student by counting together: one person says one number at a time while the other student follows along on their own (or vice versa).
13. Discuss shapes and colors before introducing numbers! Preschoolers tend to focus on these things.
14. Play games with your child using four objects. For example, you can hide four objects in a box and have your child count them as you lift them out one by one, or you can take turns making four piles of similar items (like four piles of blocks) and counting them together.
15. Make sure your child understands that 4 is two 2s stuck together by showing her that 4 dots on a page are actually two sets of 2 dots next to each other. This can be especially helpful if she’s already had practice recognizing the number 2.
16. Read books about numbers with your child every day. You can also sing songs about numbers and point out numbers in everyday life as you go about your day together