– Do you feel embarrassed counting using your fingers? You should not: it’s a sign of intelligence. Many parents tend to discourage their kids to count on their fingers, believing this may impede their learning skills. Yet, according to research, children who do math using their fingers have a better perception of their hands. A great help to the learning processes.

– Finger perception is the human ability to distinguish, recognize and name fingers. Counting on fingers is closely related to math tasks in the human brain. This is something our brain does automatically, even when we do not do it physically. So, stop feeling bad about using your hands to count. You should even encourage your children to apply such a good method to solve math problems.



Phalanx bones (Wikipedia)