We are still working on our Chicka Chicka theme this week. We read the book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and then worked with the Chicka Chicka Tot book. Izzie is having a lot of fun with the Tot book. I wanted to focus more on numbers today, so we read Chicka Chicka 123 and then did several activities to reinforce number identification and counting skills.
I found this idea here. Izzie had to put the correct number of stickers in each square on the dots. She of course had to match the sticker color to the correct dot color too! She enjoyed counting the stickers over and over in each square. She was a little confuse with the zero concept.
Izzie also worked with her self-correcting number puzzle (bought at Wal-mart for $4). I focused on numbers 1-5, but the puzzle goes to number 25.
Izzie also worked her wooden number puzzle, which she can work very fast, but I wanted her to really focus and identify the numbers when asked. I would ask, "Izzie where is number 3?" and she would find the number 3. She was able to identify all the numbers correctly and can hold up the correct number of fingers for 1-5. She hasn't gotten the concept of using two hands for numbers.
Afterward, she watched Chicka Chicka 123 on DVD that we checked out from the library.