Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I have been trying to focus a little bit more on my children, too. I designed these number flash cards for our preschool board that I am envisioning, but as I was pondering what I wanted to work on with My Princess, I realized they would suit that purpose as well. You can find the cards on my website, daris-corner.weebly.com. You can also link to my website from the right.
Anyway, these very versatile cards have been helping us with number order concepts. I chose 3 cards in order 1-2-3 and layed them out in order. We counted out loud while pointing to the cards. I had My Princess close her eyes. I took one card out and placed it with 2 other cards above the others. Then, I had her open her eyes and pick the card that went into missing space. She really impressed me. This wasn't challenging enough for her so we added up to 5 and then she wanted 0 in there, too!
After a few minutes of this, I cleared the floor (our work surface) and selected 10-11-12. These are the numbers I feel she needs to work on at the current time. She can count really well up to 10 and has a pretty good sense of one-to-one ratio, but when she counts past 10, she gets the numbers all messed up. She really enjoyed this game. I am going to continue using this method for a little while to strengthen/build her counting on abilities and her number sequence mastery.
I recently read, "You can be as happy as you decide to be." What a great bit of advice. We may not be able to control everything in life, but we can control our attitude. Hope you have a wonderful day!