Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Winter Numeracy

The children are currently of mixed abilities in terms of counting and number recognition so to include everyone I created this fun game to embrace our cold winter weather!

The children loved the fact that the cotton wool balls represented snow and were immediately keen to come and play. Some spot the number cards that were placed on the board immediately and started trying to place some of the numbers.

I encouraged each of the children to take turns in piling up the correct number of snowballs behind the relevant number card. In addition to promoting counting and number recognition this activity enhanced social skills through turn taking and helping each other as well as an understanding of the world through talking about the snowballs and wintery weather.

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