Encourage your child to draw, create and describe their own patterns. Include them for creating borders on greeting cards.

Use coloured pegs, blocks, beads or cutlery to begin a pattern for your child to continue. Once confident, ask them to create a pattern of their own.

Use building blocks to create a tower. Using the same number of blocks, ask your child to build another tower that’s different to the first tower.

Jigsaw puzzles, tangrams or shape sorting toys help teach your child problem solving skills and spatial awareness.

Board games are a fun way to involve the whole family with maths. Help your child when rolling dice to count, move, and stop after moving the number shown on the dice.