Matching is a wonderful skill that teaches preschoolers important early math skills. Preschoolers naturally want to sort things by color, shape, and size. Watching a preschooler play with their toys, you will see this tendency in action as they try and make sense of the world around them. They inherently sort their cars by color and their blocks into size groups. Watch a child with a handful of candy and they will often separate the candy into the different colors they see. You can use this need to sort things to make learning early math skills exciting for preschoolers.