George is so excited to have this Count On Me octopus wall decal in his bedroom!
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Henry, of course, needed to get the Wallzical™ Tree House that we’ve had in the play room moved to his room then so it would be fair. Which is great, all their wall decals are removable, reusable and made of 100% fabric so they don’t rip or tear.
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Wallzical Education Wall Decal: Count on Me
As you can see the Count On Me decal is all about numbers and counting to five. Which is just what George is working on. He can count to ten, but doesn’t recognize the numbers all yet.
This was the perfect way to practice those! We played a ‘What number is missing?’ game.
We first arranged the numbers on the wall decal to be in numerical order: 1,2,3,4,5 or backwards 3,2,1. We went over the numbers several times counting through them, pointing… and then we played the game.
We took turns removing one of the pieces of the wall decal while the other closed their eyes.
When we opened our eyes we’d have to look through the numbers to find what one was missing. And name the missing number.
This was a little trickier than just a few objects like we’ve been doing.
There are several numbers, and duplicate numbers [there's three 1s for instance].
So we really had to count through the ‘stacks’ of numbers we had, or find the empty space.
George would still have to count through, with me pointing to the numbers as we went. All in hopes to learning numbers to five, and most importantly recognizing those numbers.
Our game even kind of ended up being a sort of scavenger hunt! George started it when he removed the number. To hide it from me, he’d go stick it up on another wall in his room and after I guess what was missing, I’d have to find the number to confirm it.
It made it all sorts of fun for both of us!
Of course, just like George always does, the What’s Missing game always ends up removing more than just one of the objects and he tries to hide several. This time he did that with the bubbles of the octopus. He removed all five of them [I had him confirm with me how many of those bubbles were missing!].
More what for fun learning numbers:
- Make a simple number maze for kids to drive through
- Go on a number hunt around the house
- Have a number match slap game
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George is 3.5 years old.
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