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Sock Counting

Simple counting can be fun! All you need is a sock and some counters that are big and easy to feel. We used glass stones.
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I told Caleb to close his eyes while I put some stones into the sock. Then, I asked him to feel how many stones were inside the sock.
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Feel counting. Exploring his sense of touch.
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CALEB: There’s only two!
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He checked the sock to see if there were really two stones inside. He was so happy to find out that he was right.
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CALEB: Let’s do it again!

I had no problem with that, whatever gets him to practice counting. 🙂

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Counting Game

I have to be creative in counting activities to keep Caleb’s attention. This is a counting game that we like to play.

Materials:
1. Counting cards
2. Number line for each player
3. Counters (we used pompoms and glass stones)
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How to play:
1. Put the counting cards face down. Players take turns getting a counting card and counts the dots on the cards.
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2. Then, the player puts the corresponding number of stones on the number line to match the number on the counting card.
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3. The winner will be the player who reaches the end of the number line first.
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Learning About Sets

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Materials:
1. Muffin pan
2. colored tape
3. circle shaped paper cut outs
4. macaroni

Counting and filling the pans with macaroni.

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When Caleb finished filling all the numbers with macaroni, we moved on to matching the numbers and the dotted paper. I took out all the dotted paper and let him match these to the numerals.

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Then, we added some number magnets into the activity.
It was Caleb’s idea to put the same numbers together.

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He gave me the numbers that were not on the pan.
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Finished product.
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