Thursday, April 14, 2011

School Readiness

I Can Count to 10

Here are some activities to try at home to help your child practice counting to 10. 

1. Play Simon Says

You: “Simon says take 2 steps forward”
Child: moves forward 2 steps.
2.Count with books

Try a completion prompt:

You: “Oh wow! There are lots of polar bears on this page. Let’s see, 1, 2, 3, 4, ____”

Child: 5!
3. Practice around the house

Have your child dial a telephone number for you when you need to use the phone. Point to the numbers and read them aloud for your child. 

 4. Practice out and about

When you are walking or driving, “How many signs on the side of the road are there from here to grandmas (or school)?
5. Songs and poems are great too 

 One, two, buckle my shoe,
 Three, four, shut the door,
 Five, six, pick-up sticks,
 Seven, eight, lay them straight,
 Nine, ten, start over again.

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