The ability to count rationally is the foundation of higher-level thinking and problem-solving. When young children first begin counting from 1 to 10 (or even 20), it first starts out as rote counting (memorized in a given sequence). Number sense is the ability to recognize that numbers represent a quantity and that numbers occur in sequential order.
The Apple Tree Counting Activity learning mat provides children with open-ended fun and limitless possibilities.
- Learn one-to-one recognition, which is the ability to recognize that a numerical value can be represented in with physical quantities. Each basket card has the number form of the number as well as the same quantity of apples in the basket.
- Strengthen fine motor skills using the included clothespin to grasp the “apple” pom poms and place it on the learning mat.
- Introduce problem-solving concepts such as addition and subtraction of apples.
- The waterproof and reusable learning mat can be used with other materials at home such as play dough.
Sheryll is the proud mom to 3 boys (1, 5, and 12-years-old) and wife to her better half. She is the founder and CEO of TigerKubz and is on a mission to empower parents with tools to easily engage their little learners. When Sheryll is not thinking of creative ways to make learning experiences of everyday life, changing diapers, or chasing after her kids, you may find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes, attempting to fish on a nice day, or jamming out to Disney singalongs with Alexa.