For a sensory learning experience
- May 21, 2018.
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These cards are very suitable for smaller children who are getting interested in numbers. In this case it is rather an activity that is mostly done by adults for children. Older children can of course help!
Children learn better when several senses are addressed. With this task the visual sense and the sense of touch become grounded.
The cards are very simple to make.
- 10 equal pieces of cardboard - we recycled a box
- Glue stick or natural glue
- Mini pom-poms
- pipe cleaners
It's that simple
Cut cardboard pieces to size, draw the numbers in the preferred place with a pencil.
Bend the pipe cleaners into the shape of numbers ...
... and stick it on the pre-drawn number. Sometimes you have to wait a short time until it sticks really well.
Then arrange the pom-poms next to the digits and attach them.
We have arranged the pom-poms so that the last digit of the odd numbers always sticks to the left. This is inspired by Maria Montessori to show the child that the number is odd and another would make a couple. This is a good opportunity to introduce the concept of even and odd numbers.
When explaining the activity, you should show the child where the starting point of the number is when you follow it with your fingers. This is important for learning to write later. Let the child count the pom-poms and explore the forms of the digits. This is also a good vocabulary exercise, you can make the child search for the card with the most or the least pom-poms.
Adding cards is also easy to practice by adding cards with e.g. number 3 and number 4 together with the child.
Have fun practicing wishes you your family BADALA!
Sensory touch and feel number cards
These cards are very useful to practice number formation and amounts with young children who have begun to show an interest in numbers.
This is an activity to be prepared by adults, but older children are of course welcome to help. Children learn better when several senses are engaged at the same time. This game is multi-sensory and engages the visual and tactile senses.
- • 10 pieces of card, we used a recycled box
- Glue stick or pva glue
- Mini pom-poms
- Pipe cleaners
Cut out ten pieces of card from your box, then draw the numerals 1 to 10 onto the card. Shape the pipe cleaners and stick them on the number you have just drawn. Align the pom-poms next to the numerals. We were inspired by Montessori and aligned the odd amount of pom-poms to the left in or to show the child that another one would make pair. This is a good opportunity to introduce the concept of odd and even numbers.
When you start working with this activity with your child, make sure you show them where to begin tracing the number with his or her fingers. This helps with later writing.
Let the child count the pom-poms and if you wish you could use this activity for simple sums, e.g. adding the number 3 card and the number 4 card. It also works for practicing vocabulary by talking about the biggest number, the smallest amount of pom-poms etc.