Counting is a very important skill for children to develop. In teaching little ones to count, it is very important to make sure they learn number quantity rather than only learning number order or even recognizing number symbols. Learning to count is much more than just learning 1, 2, 3 etc.In preparation for Chinese New Year, I created some simple panda counting cards.
These printables are perfect not only for a China-themed unit study but to really demonstrate to children how much a certain quantity is. How much each number represents is just as important as learning the order that numbers go in.
You can use these panda inspired cards to help your children learn how much each number is! The printables are available for free at the bottom of this post!
Panda Number Cards
Why: This set of printable cards can be used to practice number order and number quantities. Alongside a manipulative for hands-on work, cards like these help children to visualise how much a number is. This is very important.
When learning to count, it is imperative to teach young children number quantity rather than only number order and number symbols. Remember, just because your child knows the order of numbers 1, 2, 3, etc, does not mean that they know how much a number represents. This is number quantity.
Number quantity can be taught (or reinforced) alongside a simple printable and manipulative. You can use the manipulative to show your child how much each number symbol represents.
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Ideas for Using Panda Number Cards
You can print these cards on durable paper such as card stock or another thick, quality paper. For additional durability, I also recommend laminating these cards.
You can use number cards like this to practice number order with your child. I like to present them with a manipulative to allow Y to count out how much a number is.
Sometimes, we also use sandpaper numbers to provide a tactile experience, as well. This prepares children for writing later.
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