To give children opportunities to explore numbers through their interest in cars staff planned and develop “Number Car Land” with the children.
First the children painted some old boxes and pieces of wood with black paint and chalked road markings to make a garage. Staff then added numbered car park spaces to the garage and the roof of the cars. The children parked the cars in the spaces matching the numbers on the cars to the numbered car park spaces.
To develop their learning further road numbers were also introduced which encourage children to followed the outline of the number with their car.
Some of the children also counted the cars. “I have 3 cars.”