2 1/2 years
A has been counting lately... well trying to. He has trouble with four but sometimes he can get right up to ten.
I bought this ice try from Daiso during the holidays and figured now was a great time to introduce him to the counting box.
It’s pretty cool because the moulds are large and it has a lid. I’m looking for a similar one now with 10 spaces.
To introduce it I acted excited about what was in the box - I held it upside down so he couldn’t see. I gave hints like it starts with a ‘b’ sound and it’s something you could eat. So once I flipped it over he was pretty into it.
I had put a banana in each space - which also helps with one to on correspondence.
I took the lid off and then we counted them together. I asked A to take out the bananas and put them on the lid - one at a time - and then we counted again.
I then asked A to put them back again - one and a time - and he counted them as he did so. He put them back in the spaces fairly randomly but oh well... I think he did a great job of counting!
The only issue is that he loves miniature things so much he has now pinched all the bananas and put them in his pocket 😆
The next time we play I’ll swap out the banana for something else... maybe cars.
Hi, I'm Pamela. A nail crazy lady with green hair. I live in outback Queensland with my toddler and my husband. I love books, writing and crafting. For more info about me go to my 'About' page.