Your sweetie pie is over 7 years old, and now is the best time to introduce number sense games and activities. At this stage, your little one may now be able to understand the formal written algorithms. He may have a solid grasping power on the basic concept of the numbers and may also remember the two-digit numbers in his mind for a long time. This is the time when little pushing with the numbers is very beneficial.
What you need to know
At this point, you will notice that your little one is learning very quickly in terms of numbers. He may start working with fractions and may now use frequently the words 'half' and 'quarter' and will understand the meaning of it. You will also notice that your little one might start correlating fractions with real life situations as half pie or the time now is, quarter to eight now.
Your sweetie pie may now be to understand that the numbers have values depending on their positions, for instance, he is now able to understand that number 3 in 13, 30 and 345 have different values. It is a great way to understand that he is developing literacy skills. It is also a positive sign of him developing his cognitive skills.