Match these wooden puzzle pairs to make mastering numbers as easy as 1, 2, 3. Groups of objects illustrate numbers 1-20 , and the puzzles are self-correcting–each piece has only one match that fits–so children can play independently and learn at the same time.
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MATCHING GAME: Separate several interlocked puzzles into two pieces. Place the number and picture pieces face up into separate piles. Select one number piece and say the number aloud. Ask the child to match the number piece to the correct picture piece, identify the object and count the number of objects shown on the picture piece. Increase the number of puzzles used as the child’s counting skills improve.
COUNTING ACTIVITIES: Line up interlocked puzzles 1 through 3. Beginning with 1, point to and say the number, then point to the picture and count the objects aloud (1). Encourage the child to count with you. Continue numerically, adding puzzles to increase the challenge. When the child is ready, point to puzzles in random order. Separate several interlocked puzzles into two pieces and ask the child to count the pieces. Add more pieces when the child is ready.
NUMBER RECOGNITION: Line up several number pieces in numerical order, beginning with 1. Encourage the child to count aloud with you as you point to each number. Ask the child to trace each number using a finger. Point to numbers randomly and encourage the child to say each number aloud. Add more number pieces when the child is ready. When the child can identify numbers 1-20, ask him/her to point to numbers in response to questions. For example, you might ask, “How old are you?” The child should point to the number matching his/her age.
ADD AND SUBTRACT: Lay two or three pieces face down and ask the child to count them. Use the pieces to guide the child through addition problems. For example, you might say, “If we have two pieces and add one more piece, how many pieces are there? Two plus one is three!” Encourage subtraction skills by removing pieces.