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my 4 1/2 year old can add single digit numbers. He does this by counting on his fingers. Is this a bad habit for him to start?

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dunlea1227

Asked by dunlea1227 at 12:43 PM on Nov. 3, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Why would it be bad?! Encourage it!
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 12:51 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • Not at all.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:08 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • Most kids learn how to add and subtract by using their fingers. As he advances in school, he will learn how to do it in his head.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:11 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • If you think it is a bad habit why are you promoting it? He did not start this on his own.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:22 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • Very bad habit it is only going to lead to hardcore algebra...stop it before it gets worse!!


    This is exactly how my son started and how most kids do.
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 1:29 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • It is a good thing. Mine does it...I am glad se is doing math.
    libramoon007

    Answer by libramoon007 at 5:50 PM on Nov. 5, 2013

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