Teach preschoolers to count to ten with these fun counting mats!
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Now that she knows her alphabet (see our letter of the week series), it’s time to focus on basic counting with my Three. This is the second post in a six-week series. Each week I’ll share a simple activity with a printable to help our youngest learners count to ten.
My Three can count past ten by rote, but she can only count objects up to three. My goal for this activity was to help her with her one-to-one-correspondence past the number three.
We’re also working on cardinality – the idea that the last number you say is the total number of objects.
I created these “counting finger” counting cards because she loves to hold up her fingers to show how old she is. I love how she held up the matching number of fingers as she placed a penny on each dot!
I encouraged her to count aloud as she placed the pennies.
She can count 1, 2, or 3 objects automatically without actually counting the objects. But when I asked her how many fingers were on the higher numbers, she didn’t know.
I showed her how to count each finger one by one. She tends to count quickly and end up with an incorrect number, so I slowed her down and counted with her.
We also worked at counting the pennies in order from left to right instead of placing them in a haphazard way.
She really enjoyed this simple counting activity. I hope your learners can use it too!
See ALL the printables in our counting series!
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