Friday, September 12, 2008
Help your child learn the value of counting, sorting and pattern recognition by making a colorful number board. First, use a marker, ruler and piece of paper to draw a chart with twelve rows. In the top row, write a title like "Charley's Numbers." Along the left edge, number the remaining rows 0 through 10. Next, collect small objects in groups of 1 to 10. Try to find beads, buttons, paper clips, dry cereal and more. Help your child glue each group of objects onto the appropriate row. Finally, put the finished work in a place where your child is able to touch the object as he or she counts it.