Today was another dreary day inside.￼ We can do cold. But we can’t do cold and wet. Call me a baby or whatever but I just can’t. 😝 It is a cold that goes to the bones and takes hours to get rid of. To make sure that we get all of the gross motor activities and expend some of that energy we use a lot of music and dancing and even Go- noodle. I think we have used GoNoodle four times this year for about 15 minutes each. 🤷🏻♀️
It’s really dumb and the kids love it. If you ever need 15 minutes of peace – pull it up on YouTube and let it run . There will surely be enough time to grab a Twinkie and hide in the closet and eat it uninterrupted.
I played a game with our older preschoolers today.
I know we all can count. Today during the game I was able to assess who can use one to one correspondence and who knows their written numerals .
There were a few that stumbled. Especially on the numbers six and nine.
The kids get them mixed up so easily. What I usually say is six is circle in the bottom nine is circle on the top .
We do a lot of things where children see the written letters in our classroom but actually not a lot that have the written numerals . We look at the calendar – but let’s face it – those numbers are pretty small. There are ways at home you can help your child begin to recognize their numbers.
When you play games make sure you point out the numbers. Card games like Uno are great for this.￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ When you’re calling someone on the phone allow them to see you push the numbers. Point out the numbers when you’re changing the channels on the TV or pushing numbers on the microwave.
You can also point out numbers when you’re at a restaurant on the menu or when you’re driving down the road and see numbers on the mailbox or street sign. There’s so many ways to incorporate number recognition in our daily life. ￼ ￼￼￼￼