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by | Aug 2, 2021

Book of the Month: Numicon at Home

Numicon at home Kits

Age 3+

Numicon at Home Kits have been designed to help you get your child’s early maths learning off to the best possible start. Through a series of fun and easy-to-play activities, the First Steps Kit will prepare them for starting school, while the Next Steps Kit supports the maths they’ll be taught in the classroom. The kits include Numicon apparatus and activity books that will give you the confidence to easily help your child with maths.

Watch their understanding of numbers grow as you follow the step-by-step, hands-on activities, which include clear explanations of important maths concepts for you. You’ll also find helpful ‘Words to use’ pointers to guide you on the maths vocabulary that your child needs to use and understand, as you explore and talk about maths together.


Win a Numicon at Home First Steps kit

Win a Numicon at Home First Steps Kit to enjoy maths at home together! To enter the prize draw, simply comment on the competition post on the Oxford Owl Facebook page with your child’s favourite (or lucky!) number.

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UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 29th August 2021. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the Kits

First Steps Kit

Numicon at Home | Age 3+

Spend time with your pre-schooler or 4-year-old playing the games in this kit together to give their maths learning the right start. Inside the kit you’ll find an activity book with pictures and step-by-step guidance to show you what to do. Try the activities in the order they appear in the book, and you’ll see your child’s learning and understanding grow.

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Next Steps Kit

Numicon at Home | Age 5–7

Designed to work both on its own and as a natural progression from the First Steps Kit, the activities and apparatus in this kit will build your child’s understanding of numbers to 100 and their ability to use and talk about them with confidence, supporting the maths they’re learning in school. Use the step-by-step activity book to see your child’s understanding of key concepts grow, from counting, adding and subtracting right through to multiplying, dividing and fractions.

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About Numicon

Numicon is an approach to teaching maths that helps your child to see connections between numbers. It supports them as they learn early maths skills in nursery and primary school, enabling them to visualise numbers and understand number relationships. It is a multi-sensory way of learning, which means your child learns by seeing and feeling.

Find out more about Numicon in our Guide for Parents.