For the past three month’s I have been teaching the girls the basics (alphabet, number’s and colors) in English and Spanish. I wanted a different way to combine teaching them, that would also allow them to be able to work independently (and that wasn’t a worksheet or anything of that sort). I wanted something that was simple looking, and without characters or too cheesy looking, that included both English and Spanish numbers.
One to One Correspondence
I want to first point out, that I found a set of cards that were close to these, however, after scouring the internet for hours trying to find the download, I had no so such luck. So I decided to take make my own set. The original ones I found were created by Kaley Ann of Live Well Travel Often. Although her post was from 2013 and no longer available, these cards were amazing and I just had to have a set for my girls.
I created a similar set printable counting cards for toddlers and preschoolers that focus solely on one to one correspondence. It’s one thing for your child to count to 10, but counting does not signify that they understand the concept of numbers. Memorizing what the numbers look like and the order of the numbers is something that many kids do first.
Many people mistakenly assume that because their child can count to 10 or 20 or 100, that they understand what the numbers mean. In actuality, they may have memorized the order of the numbers but not grasp that the number actually represents a quantity
It’s important that they also learn and understand that the numbers equate to quantity as well. To practice this skill we used cheerios, dried pasta, beans, legos, by placing an item on each dot. Counting out loud while doing this was one of the best parts for my girls. I loved how Isla was helping Sarah with her set of cards.
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