# Early 3 R's: How to Lead Beginners into Reading, Writing, and Arithme-Talk

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Play Games That Require Early Arithmetic
 Overview These are the topics you will meet in this chapter: ∙ Contests and Games for a Gentle Transition ∙ Spinners and Dice ∙ Jumping Contests ∙ More or Less ∙ Guess-timating ∙ Concentration ∙ Hide and Find ∙ Independent Extensions

CONTESTS AND GAMES FOR A GENTLE TRANSITION

By now, some of your early learners are counting quite comfortably. For these children, you may want to treat the transition into early arithmetic as an extension of counting. Math-oriented games and contests provide opportunities to help your pupils play their way through the transition.

Spinners and Dice

You can make, buy, or acquire from the parents of your pupils some board games that use spinners and dice to indicate the number of spaces a player can move. These games provide both playful and practical applications of counting.

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