(Goblin is 33 months)
I decided that it was time to teach Goblin the number symbols. He can recite numbers up to 14, and he can count objects up to 5 or 6 (most of the time), but we haven't really done anything to help him match a number word with a number symbol. But I didn't want to go down the full on educational route so I I decided to make a game.
A while ago I saw an awesome cardboard crane on At home with Ali. I decided to make one for Goblin so he could fish for magnetic numbers and sort them into numbered holes.
- A rectangular box
- two cardboard tubes from wrapping paper
- lots of duct tape
- a magnet
I cut off one of the long flaps on the box, bent it into a U and cut holes in either end. I chopped a length off the end of the second tube and slotted it through the holes. Then I duct taped the string to the 'winch' tube and fed it through the top tube and tied the magnet on.
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