Growing into Readers

Counting Activities

  • Food is always a fun math experience. Allow your child to explore, examine and count their snacks. Use colorful items such as Fruit Loops cereal, peppers, or fruit to make a pattern with colors. Talk about what patterns are and different combinations of patterns. See how many patterns your child can make with these colorful objects.
  • Go on a number hunt. While driving in the car, look for specific numbers as you drive. “I see a number 2 on that car,” or “I see the number five written out on that building.”
  • Count the number of doors, windows, toy cars, stuffed animals, shoes (the possibilities are endless!) in your home. Make it math adventure every day. Counting something around your home.
  • Skills Learned: Counting, number recognition, writing, pretend play, speaking, observation, problem solving, predicting, geometry, shape, fine motor skills, shapes and color recognition, geometry, measurement spatial awareness, measurement, patterns, real world connections.

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Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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