Learning about numbers

Our little ones are learning about the numeral 2. When we introduce a new concept, we try to use as many of the children’s senses as possible. They hear the number name, they do 2 jumps, 2 claps, 2 wiggles, etc, they count 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 feet, etc before being shown the numeral 2. We cut the numeral out of cereal boxes, and the children first used their finger to trace the shape of the numeral directly on the cardboard. Then they rolled snakes of playdough and made the shape of the numeral. Today they “wrote” the numeral in flour/sand on the table.