Inside: One printable and 5 different ideas for toddlers to learn to count from 1 to 5
Young children learn best when using their hands to manipulate concrete materials. This simple activity is designed with young children’s learning style in mind. Counting with concrete materials helps children to associate abstract numbers to a real quantity of items. In other words, the concrete experiences bring numbers to life for children!
Using this Counting Heart Puzzle printable, you can easily create five different concrete learning experiences for your child to learn to count from 1 to 5.
Download this free printable at the end of the post.
5 Hands-on Activities to Learn to Count from 1 to 5
1) Count and Dot
Offer your child dot paint markers. Invite him or her to count and dot in the circles on the hearts.
2) Count and Stick
Offer your child dot stickers. Invite him or her to count and stick the dot stickers in the circles on the hearts.
3) Count and Cover
Offer your child some gems/ bottle caps/ pebbles. Invite him or her to count and cover the circle on the hearts.
4) Count and Push
Attach this printable on a box. Cut out the circles to create holes. Offer your child some pompoms. Invite him or her to count and push in the corresponding number of pompoms.
5) Count and Press
Roll little balls of play dough and put them on the circles. Then invite your child to count and press on the play dough balls.
Download this Heart Puzzle Printable for your Toddlers to Learn to Count from 1 to 5
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Related: Bottle Caps Counting Board is another cute hands-on activity for toddlers to learn to count.
Happy learning at home!