For the most part, Joey’s been doing wonderful with counting. We use our spindle boxes and variations of cards and counters.
He’s mastered counting 0-6 without over counting the counters. However, once he gets passed 6 he struggles and will often count numbers twice or start the next number where the previous ended. Like, he’ll finish counting 7 and start counting 8 by saying, “8, 9, 10…” instead of starting over at 1. So, we’ve been practicing just numbers 7-10.
This week I also set up a new work (and game!) to help reinforce the numeral and its quantity with Joey. I want to make sure he knows the name of the number and its quantity, in and out of order.
I cut out rectangular shapes out of construction paper and wrote number 1-5 (I still have to finish 6-10) and then the corresponding quantity for each number in dots on a separate card.
The first way we did this work was to match the quantity (dots) to the numeral card—first in order, then out of order.
After we did that, we flipped the cards over and turned it into a memory game!