Thursday 2 May 2013

Kids Coop - numbers

Its Kids Coop time again, please link up your kids orientated posts and check out what others have been up to. This week I'm linking the following:
(Goblin is 43 months)
Goblin can count but he doesn't know his number symbols. He is also not particularly interesting in learning them. I know a lot of children do know them by now but I don't think he will be damaged by getting there later than some. But I am trying to ensure that he is exposed to them regularly through play. 
And the other day I found a perfect opportunity. I laid out some handkerchiefs that I'd stuck sticky black felt numbers and corresponding dots to. Goblin was playing with his truck and I asked him if he could make some deliveries.
I told him each person was at a garage and they needed the right number of flat marbles delivered to their unit. He happily took the challenge and drove his truck round. I voiced the little people giving him instructions to leave the marbles and helping him count out the right number.
He did a great job with the low numbers, but by the time he reached the bigger ones he realised he could just leave a pile of marbles and get the little people to take as many as they needed. I tried insisting that the delivery driver needed to take back the extra ones, but he wasn't falling for it. Bt it wasn't a total bust because we still got to talk about the numbers.
And now to the linky.

I'm sharing this with
  A Mom With a Lesson PlanFor the Kids Fridays at TGIF Linky Party hosted by 123Homeschool4MeMontessori Monday
Teach Beside Me PhotobucketI Can Teach My ChildSerenity you


  1. I love this activity. I love how much thought you put into tailoring activities especially for Goblin too.

  2. Love this! And I agree - he won't be damaged at all just because he's not the first to know his numbers.

  3. Really awesome math activity!

  4. Love this fun learning activity! Very clever delivery :). The larger numbers are sometimes daunting for my kids too. I'll be featuring this as part of my useful math games roundup. xo Pauline


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