You are never too young to learn to count!
The winter sun has been absolutely beautiful lately so Little Miss A and I have been spending lots of time in our entertaining area playing!
This little activity kept her amused and out of the garden!
In the plastic container are pebbles out of our garden.
The green plastic container is a "seed sorter" from our local "cheap" store.
Little Miss A would take one pebble out of the container and put it in one of the seed sections.
This is her "pincer" grip or grasp.
This is a very important skill for children to develop and practice.
By practicing and encouraging this skill, children gradually develop strength and control.
This skill will one day help her tie her shoelaces, hold a pencil and write!
At the moment its great for picking up the tiniest objects and putting them in her mouth!
Its the little things!
she uses her hand eye coordination to place it in a section
she is learning about empty and full, another maths concept.
Only one pebble can go in each container.
"one" is a magic number!
When children learn to count it is so important that they develop
"one to one correspondence."
Simply put, one-to-one correspondence is the process of touching one object for each number that is counted aloud. This may seem simple but many children initially find it difficult to coordinate their counting with the movement of their hand.
She may not be "counting" but she is learning the value of one.