What to do with this activity?
Round shapes are everywhere. Talk about round shapes with your child, and give names to all the things you see that are round like apples, balls, bubbles and oranges. Talk about circles too - they are just a flat (two dimensional) version of a round shape (which has depth too). Coins, frisbees, plates, wheels and pancakes are round circles, and so is the number zero and the capital letter O.
Have a look at this classic Sesame Street video. Talk while the video is playing so that your toddler gets to know the names of round things.
Why am I doing this?
Children learn about numbers in a natural way through play and by counting real things in their everyday lives. The repetition of numbers in a fun way helps children remember the sequence of 1, 2, 3. Movement and rhymes also make it easier for a child to remember sounds – that’s why nursery rhymes are so great.
How can I do more?
When out shopping, count food items with your child as you put them into your trolley. If you’re saying a nursery rhyme why not shake a plastic bottle filled with rice or small stones to the rhythm to make more noise.
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