dot-to-dot numbers

numbers with dots
numbers without dots

dot-to-dot 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, or 7.
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 in order.
5. Cut out numbers and back with heavy cardboard. Have child trace numbers.

skill development:
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 dots.
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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number matching

black numbers
multicolored numbers

number 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 to 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.

skill development:
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 or pavement.