Hello Friends!!!!Here is a fun and simple counting activity for children. It’s very easy to set up at home or in the classroom, can be designed to suit individual needs and will help children build and consolidate their understanding of identifying numbers and how it’s represented using magnetic numbers.
Numbers are everywhere and it isn’t until your 3 year old toddler points them all out that you realise.My child has started to recognise numbers and likes to enthusiastically count to the ‘big numbers’. Did you find out our previous post where we used building blocks for numbers.
Easy toddler activity Number Sorting
This is a great activity to develop a child’s familiarity with numbers and using physical objects or matching numbers which make sit really easy and simple. This is a simple activity because that’s the best way to learn, right?
Things you need
- carboard carton
- marker pen
- paper cutter /scissors
- magnetic numbers
Seriously, this is such a great activity. It was so interesting to watch him identify the numbers and pick them up and place them. He was also counting it while doing it. He could automatically recognise a number without having to count it. I found that he knew more than I realised.
So much learning happens when children do this activity. Understanding the order of numbers, subtilising, one to one correspondence and number recognition can all be achieved.
Making mistakes i s positive and we learn from them. At such a small age identifying numbers and placing them.If the child is making any error in counting then ask them to check their work and ask again and again if they find any errors. If identifying is done then half of the job is done next is to see if they can correct them.
This activity can also be done for alphabets or colours.
There are so many ways you can increase the difficulty with this activity. You can change the numbers written so a child does not simply rely on the sequence they really need to read the number and then find the matching one.
Some children might enjoy a ‘mystery’ type challenge. Which number is hiding in this order? Children then have to consider what information is available to them and consider what they don’t have.
What all can you think we can learn with this activity?
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