numbers: setting up the tasks:
1.Print out dot-to-dot number worksheet.
2. Cut out the numbers you want to teach and paste them to paper.
For beginners, start with numbers with straight lines first like 1, 4,
Start with a few numbers and work up to the whole set.
1. Demonstrate tracing the number with your finger.
2. Help the child trace the number with his/her finger.
3. Give the child a crayon or marker to trace the numbers.
4. Number dots and have child connect dots
5. Cut out numbers and back with heavy
cardboard. Have child trace numbers.
Number recognition, fine motor control.
Hand over hand assistance may be needed at first.
As your child improves at this task move to a worksheet with fewer, lighter
For some children, place the paper over a rough texture like a piece of
window screen to provide more sensory feedback as the number is traced.
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matching: setting up the tasks:
1. Print out the number sheets.
2. Laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) and cut out numbers
to be taught.
1. Match the colored numbers (1 to1)
2.Match colored numbers to black numbers ( 1
3. Match black numbers to black numbers ( 1 to 1)
4. Next level, place objects along side the number card. For instance,
match 3 blue stickers next to the number 3. Place 4 toy cars next
to the number 4.
Number recognition, fine motor control, fine
motor strength (using clothespins, paper clips to attach and match).
Use large motor skills to reinforce number recognition by writing numbers
in finger paint, shaving cream, sand, salt, rice or chalk writing on sidewalk