Thursday, November 11, 2010

Number Recognition...

This is a fun little activity that you can play with your preschooler. This activity will help to keep your child(ren) thinking about what number comes next.

Have your child(ren) stand in front of you with their back facing you. You are going to trace with your index finger on their back a number of your choice.

When your child(ren) think they know what the number might be. Have them say the number out load to you.

Start out simple at first:
Then up your number selection the further you go.

Remember don’t go too fast, do it slowly so that your child(ren) has time to think about what number you are tracing on their back. Your child needs to look straight ahead, no peeking...

Number Recognition Game:
If this number activity is becoming too easy for your child(ren). Make it challenging, add a timer to the mix. Get a piece of scrap paper, so you can keep a tally. Start the timer, and see how many your child(ren) can get right, before the timer goes off.

Tally up the numbers...

Make it a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy.


  1. I can't tell you how much my sister and I used to play that game as kids. In fact, when I first got married, I played that with my husband!

  2. That is awesome:) The kids love this game to this day.... Thanks for the comment:)

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  5. What a cool idea! Sure makes learning fun. And I think when it's fun they don't even know they're learning. It also gives the kids a chance to stump mom by being the one writing the number :-)

    Now if I could just teach my puppy :-)

    Andi Andersen

  6. New follower, follow me back when you get a sec. Great blog.

  7. my kids still play that with me and they are older...guess what I'm writing they say! Found your group on twittermoms and I'm a new follower

  8. This would be cool also for older children with special needs.