In this module, your child will be learning two core skills:
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Below we have put together a short, 1 minute video explaining how your child is learning these skills and some fun ways you can encourage their development at home. If you're interested in exactly what they'll be covering in each lesson, click on the 'Lesson Content and Learning Targets' tab at the bottom of the page for a full breakdown.
Have fun! We hope you enjoy these activities with your child.
Ideas for Home
- Find opportunities to count on using objects or pennies e.g. for 5 and 3 more, start by saying 5 and count on the rest: 6,7,8!
- Use pennies to practice the count-on strategy. Start with a stack of pennies (e.g. 5) and ask your child to count on aloud as they add more coins to make 9.
- Notice doubles in everyday life. (e.g. double 2 tires on a car, double 3 cans in a six-pack of soda, and double 9 wheels on an eighteen wheeler truck).
- Tell stories involving doubling, e.g. find a magic basket that doubles anything you put in it! Talk to your child about how they can mentally double the number of objects that go into the basket.
- Refer to times naturally and informally during everyday activities. e.g. ask "What time is it? Let's look at the clock." or "We will leave for the park at 4 o'clock."
- Talk about the order of the day's upcoming events with your child and connect these to the hours when they will take place. e.g. "At 8 o'clock we will go to the store; then at 12 o'clock we will have lunch. We will go to Grandma's house at 1 o'clock and the movies at 2 o'clock." This supports your child understanding of time!