Here are some activities I use with my number cards.
These are 2 1/2 year olds. They can rote count 0-10, recognize 0-10 and are getting down method counting 0-10 objects. Method counting involves the child figuring out a method of counting objects that are not in a linear format. Before we move on to 11-20, I am working with them on the 0-10 number line.
The first activity involves the children simply picking out the correct number and placing it in the number line position. Note that the cards are faced AWAY from the childrens work area, so their visual discrimination is worked to assess the numbers in an upside down capacity, or their logic/reasoning is tested as they move to better view them from the other side. There is also turn taking at work, and peer assistance.
The second activity has the numbers in order and the child does SEE & SAY before s/he steps forward onto the number. These are wonderful activities as they use so many senses at one time, reinforcing learning to the max. Sight, speech, hearing, feeling are all used. And yes, in learning, I consider speech a separate sense for children. It may be a feeling, but it encompasses so much more at this age.
For the little ones (18 month to talking well), I'll have them pick up a card, and I'll tell them what it is. I'll also do the second activity, but hold their hands and walk through it with them, saying the number.
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I have these cards laminated and stored in a clear plastic hanging zippered storage bag that a curtain panel came in. I think the size of the cards is just perfect for these hands-on physical activities.
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