Number Neighbours

Children should understand the terms, “before” and “after”. What number comes after X and what number comes before Y?

Ask your child’s teacher if they’re learning about the number line in school. If so, this game is a great complement to classroom learning.

In the Play School App Number Neighbours Game, children are first shown a story starring Yappy and her favourite things, which are certain amounts of different things. In the practice stage, children are asked to try their hand at applying their new knowledge and in the last stage, their knowledge is assessed.

We represent numbers in two ways: through dots, to show the quantity, and numerically values. This way, children begin associating the graphical representation of a number, for example, 4 with the quantity that it represents. It is worth noting that numbers after 10 are represented by quantity –

It is worth noting that numbers after 10 are represented by quantity – so, for example, the number 14 is represented by showing the 10 card and the 4 card. This way children understand the concept and quantity of the number being shown.

For revision, you can also play a physical game called “Pick a Card” – a flashcard game which encourages children to identify numbers and think about their number neighbours!