07302020, 12:02 PM


Split it up. The teens are the hardest set of numbers for young children, and take the longest to learn (because they don't make any sense). Start with 15, then 110, then add the teens. Usually once they get the teens, the higher numbers come much quicker.
Do lots and lots of counting with objects. Setting the table and counting the silverware, sorting socks and counting them out, counting legos and blocks and toys while building and playing.
Matching activities with numerals and sets of objects. Take cards and mix them up and have them put them back in order. Again, start with just a few until that is automatic, then add larger numbers. Write the numbers in chalk on the driveway and have them jump to them in order. Number toy cars and draw different parking lots for them to park in (number order, sets, out of order, etc).
We do lots of flash and show. Flash a numeral or a tens frame or a random set and have them recreate it somehow (on fingers, with a white board, with cubes on a tens frame). My kids love when I try to "trick" them by flashing the number really fast.
Make a number line and use it for jumping, hopping, etc. Start at a number in the middle and jump and count to the end. Draw a card and stand on that number.
