Children learn about numbers by hearing number sequences over and over and learning the number names. Through play and everyday activities is a natural way that children will learn.
There are lots of things you can do at home with your children to learn number sequence.
- When you bring the shopping home can you count how many apples/bananas/blueberries you bought?
- If you have stairs. How many do you have?
- How many small/big steps is it from your front door to the gate?
- A scavenger hunt. Can you find 8 leaves, 5 stones, 4 sticks.
Number songs are another great way to learn number sequences. Here are some Glenwood favourites (click on them to watch a Youtube video):
- Snakes and Ladders
- Kids Monopoly
- Snap (using playing cards)
Another favourite game we play in Glenwood is Number Splat. This is a great way to develop number recognition. All you need is numbers 0-10 or 0-20 written on pieces of paper and a spatula or wooden spoon. Ask your child to splat different numbers in a random order. Why not have a competition?
Share with us on Google Classroom or Twitter how you have been practising your counting and number recognition. @GlenwoodFC #Glenwoodlearningathome