Otto is sleeping in extra long this morning so I though I would quickly upload some photos I took of our recent number hunt. I've found that as children get closer to three they are able to visually identify numbers. We are using the Tumble Down Counting Pegs and I'm sure this helps.
Once I pointed out a couple of numbers Otto got so excited "three!!" and so it continued, seeing numbers everywhere! Identifying numbers in our neighbourhood is like reading! It's all about visual discrimination - identifying shapes and lines and interpreting them, using memory to know what that shape represents.
It's a lot of fun and really easy to do. There are so many numbers in our neighbourhood!
On letterboxes, on wheelie bins, on car registration plates.
On services. At this age Otto has a need to touch the numbers!
I think this is a telephone or communications box.
At our local cafe!
Once children start seeing numbers, they can't stop!! This is a fantastic way to incorporate learning into every day moments.