Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Tree Counters II

I know, I know, Christmas evvverrrything! This is really going to be the last Christmas related tot-school post I'll be sharing this year! I promise, but...

I have a confession to make. I kind of love putting together my son's trays. Like a lot. 



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And you know what else is equally as fun? Finding (inexpensive) manipulatives that fit perfectly with whatever it is that we are working on! Like these: 

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Adorable clothes pins that were advertised for displaying Christmas cards. For less than a euro (about 1 USD), I picked up an entire pack and had to repurpose them for our shelves! So I came up with: 


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Not only are these clips/pins fun, but they did serve a very good purpose on Mr. Toddler's tray - he got some major fine motor practice done. These clips are pretty small so they take quite a bit of finesse to maneuver. 

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The felt tree also provides grip for little fingers. Not only is this activity seasonally appropriate, but it's a lot easier to manage than the other mini clothes pins we have, and provide more of a challenge than the regular sized ones that my son mastered during the summer. 


Mr. Toddler's tray included some Christmas tree counting card along with these pins. I asked him to place the corresponding quantity of clips onto each card. 


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It's a simple concept, but it was very effective- not only for the aforementioned fine motor aspect due to our manipulative, but Mr. Toddler got to visualise each quantity, and work on his math skills. 

Random story: my son's friend who is 5 years old also enjoyed working on this. Apparently, she's also covering learning to count in kindergarten. And that's when I realised that I may be mad for presenting these types of works to a two year old. On the other hand, he gets bored with other ones. 

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