Counting blocks on their corresponding numbers. Sounds kind of dull, huh? So…
How do you get a preschooler boy excited about learning?
Bring in the big machines.
By bringing in Henry’s everyday love of farming into activities, especially learning activities, he’s excited to do it! No arm twisting whatsoever.
That, and Henry is excited about counting lately too.
So this was especially fun for him!
[until his little brother woke from his nap and all the towers came tumbling down...]
I had Henry first put together the ABC Mat numbers in a straight row, in the correct order.
To really get him into the activity, Henry loaded up the blocks to haul them to the number mats.
Block towers were stacked on their corresponding number.
The number 0 got 0 blocks.
The 1 got a 1 block tower.
The 2 got a 2 block tower.
… and so on, all the way up to a tower that’s 9 blocks high!
Henry made a few mistakes, but did double check his work and found his errors.
He even argued with me a little, until he counted them himself.
I can’t believe what a success this activity was.
Counting blocks has never been so much fun!
And it has so much learning potential for a preschooler.
… And then George woke up from nap…
That was the end of counting the block towers…
Henry is 3 years.