Have you noticed that the children examined by doctors hate the most examination of the throat? They are actually most afraid of that particular wooden stick because they associate it with discomfort they had in early childhood when the first review of the throat had been carried out. The best way to get rid of this unjustified fear is to show them that these sticks can be very useful and interesting. Make a catapult out of wooden tongue depressors.
The addition is the first arithmetic operation that children learn. From that it all starts.It will be much easier for them to understand what actually addition is if they learn it through the game.Here is a simple way how to cope withthe addition.