Saturday, March 29, 2014

5 Ways To Teach Double Digit Numbers

My daughter who will be 4 in about 3 months gets confused with her number identification after 10.  She can count up to 20 with a stumble somewhere around 16 but it's the identification of those numbers we are primarily focusing on.  Here are 5 ways that we have been using to help with double digits.

There are so many different ways to use plastic Easter eggs.  Since kids seem to love them, my daughter included, I took advantage of that and incorporated learning double digits with them.  Just take the egg apart add the numbers you want to work on and turn the one half of the egg to match the other numbers.  Another thing I love about learning double digits by using a plastic Easter egg is that you can use it anywhere.  Actually, when I took this picture Tiffany was not feeling well and was just resting on the couch.  I was able to give it to her without having her move around or sit somewhere else.  Perfect for a busy bag too!

Re-use your Play doh containers/cups to help teach double digits.  It works like the Easter egg except the cups are a bit easier to turn.

Using clothespins and a craft stick works as double duty!  Not only will your child learn double digits but at the same time they will be working on their fine motor skills.  I was surprised that Tiffany had a bit of trouble opening the clothespins but after doing this activity a few times it became easier.  Label your clothespins with the numbers you want to work on and write those same numbers on your craft stick then have your child match the number on the clothespin to the number on the craft stick.  And another one to easily take on the go!

If you would also like to get your child moving and working on their gross motor skills then you might want to check out this activity.  In hindsight I wish I would have used more higher numbers.  With the nicer weather approaching I will make one outside using chalk and using numbers 10 and above.  You can read full post here

 This was our most recent activity in trying to incorporate the Easter/Spring theme.  You can read full post here

I hope this post will help with teaching double digits to your child or classroom!

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