Over the next few weeks, the activities below shall be put into action and hopefully I will be able to report back our success at mastering this important skill!
To do list:
- Make sure that I point out numbers at every given opportunity (house numbers, clocks etc.);
- Count everything (stairs, snacks etc.);
- Read books (make your own books, your child can trace and colour each number);
- Toys (telephones, number puzzles etc.);
- Play games (lotto, snakes and Ladders, snap, dominoes, Hopscotch, I spy - for example, 'I spy 3 of something');
- Create a treasure hunt (they can find the next number using a clue);
- Sing songs involving counting (10 green bottles, 5 little ducks etc.)
Guru Parents have created a colourful 'Numbers Chart 1-20', which is a fabulous freebie!
Kids Learning Station's free 'Number Matching Game' is a great way of spending quality time with your little ones while they soak in the numbers (hopefully).
These sensory bins by Connecting Family & Seoul are a fun-filled idea for young ones to learn with.
Too late for Easter but maybe one for next year! Little Family Fun's Jumping Eggs are a guaranteed great activity.
What to Expect have thought up a brilliant idea that helps you and them! You must look at Cleaning by the Numbers from What to Expect.
Another one from What to Expect - Number Crunches will mean that your children will continue to learn even whilst eating!
A great number hunt game that has been thought up by Rainy Day Mum.
All Kids Network have made simple number colouring pages that can be downloaded and can give endless fun for your children.
Kids Learning Station offer a range of great counting pages for you to download. Although this will not aid number recognition, they are great counting tools.
These sheets by Kids Learning Station are a little advanced for my children but I shall definitely keep them for future reference.
She Knows have posted a variety of worksheets that can be downloaded. Besides counting exercises, there are clear and simple (individual) number pages that can be used to help your children recognise them.
Mr Printables', Number Flash Cards are a gorgeous addition to any home. Children will love the colourful pictures that adorn each card.
Busy Little Bugs' Ladybug Number Match game would be enjoyed by all the family.
A little late for Easter but Busy Little Bugs have created this cute game for the youngsters in your life.
Early Learning HQ have posted these colourful number cards to be downloaded. These cards show the written word.
Imperfect Homemaker's Printable Number Concept Flashcards are another great addition to your teaching aids.
Besides numbers, these flashcards also include colours, shapes and animals. The Flash Cards by Nicole's Classes are a must!