A really fun way to teach numbers to children and keep them busy on outings is to play “I SPY” in your environment, whilst on a shopping trip, holiday, walking or driving…
You could even try finding numbers at home, in books, on toys , they are everywhere!
I love taking photos and recording the findings. I then make games with them.
1/ WALL FRIEZE NUMBER LINE
Print and laminate twice. A good size is 10cm x 10cm.
Laminate the first set of numbers in a line from 1 to 10.
Using sticky-tack, place this number line on a wall.
Place the second set of individually laminated cards with sticky tack in a basket on the floor under the frieze. Your child can copy, match the cards together.
2/ TABLE NUMBER MATCHING CARD
Using the number pictures, another really nice idea is to print two sets of each number 1 to 10 stick one set onto a large card and laminate it. Cut up the other set, laminate them and use them as matching cards.
3/ NUMBER AND COUNTERS GAME
When your child can recognise all the numbers:
You could also have a box of “counters” and just place the counters on or under the appropriate number card. (As in the Montessori Numbers and counters game)
For counters, I vary according to seasons and interests, it can be pebbles, acorns, fruit stones, small legos, small pompoms, dried chick peas… anything small enough to fit under each picture.