Numbers 1-9 were lined up and cut out one by one, lined up again, and then we had some fun randomly standing them all up (seen below).
Then I rolled balls of playdough to sit beside each number, the idea being to help him understand that this figure in front of him represents a number, i.e. a QUANTITYof something.
I know that's a really important concept for kids to get, so I'm hoping our short 'lesson' helped a little. The attention span is not great, and I'm not trying to instigate any learning he isn't ready for, so a ten minute game like this is great before we moved onto making playdough roads for his cars.
|Counting how many balls we have put in front of the number 5.|
How do you/did you teach numeral recognition?