How many times does your preschooler drag out her stuffed animals? Probably a lot!
Here’s how I turned doggy-time into math-time.
First I brought out the craft sticks.
There are five doggies and two random Beanie Babies. So we laid out tally sticks for how many animals there were: 7.
Then we showed the number 7 with our hands.
We also made the number 7 on the abacus.
Then my daughter brought out all of the animal friends!
Jenna doesn’t understand the number 15 yet, but she does understand 5 and 5 and 5.
So that’s how many stuffed animals she has. 5 and 5 and 5.