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:
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(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 SunScholars.com TGIF Linky Party hosted by 123Homeschool4MeMontessori Monday
Teach Beside Me PhotobucketI Can Teach My ChildSerenity you


5 comments:

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

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

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  3. Visiting from TGIF Friday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  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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