I am very excited to be sharing another beautiful set of butterfly themed printables! Today is all about numbers and counting. We have been working on addition lately, and have been using a variety of the printables featured today to practice!
Butterfly Counting Activities
Why: We have been using materials like these since Y was about two years old. 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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As a bonus, this set of printables also contains addition strips for children to practice adding all combinations of 0-5!
Get your set of Butterfly Numbers Printables!
- 0-9 number cards with symbol and corresponding quantity of images
- 0-9 number cards with number only
- 0-9 quantity cards with images
- + and = signs for simple addition problems
- 0-9 tracing cards
- 1-9 Montessori bead cards
- 21, 0-5 addition strips