The long weeks off over the summer are the perfect time to encourage and promote fun learning.
Numbers 1 – 10
Recognizing numbers, ordering them or simply becoming familiar wih the written form is extremely important for pre-schoolers as well as fabulous review for those already attending big school. Bury them in the sand or use them to add to your sandcastle. Light weight for easy travel, stored in a bucket and with a lid that doubles a s a sieve –multi purpose fun all around!
Following on from the number and sand idea – Sand and waterproof these recordable turtles have numbers to ten on one side and dots on the underside. Record your child’s voice counting and there is no end to summer counting reinforced!
Reel them in to learning with a drop the fish in water and count as you fish them out. Magnets are great for motor skills and water adds to the fun.
or Toys of Wood Oxford Jumbo Wooden Threading Beads Alphabet Blocks and Number Blocks 46 pieces in a bag While you are at it, encourage cross-skills by lightweight for travel and essential for fine motor skills, children can review recognition and formation of numbers to 10. Either or both: Follow the Number lacing Cards and Numbers for threading.
Learning Resources Smart Toss Early Skills Activity Set Finally, set up in the garden and the children will get their daily physical activity whilst learning numbers through 10. Light weight and flat folding makes smart traveling!
Dr Nanda Shaheen started her career in Washington DC at the Lab school, where she was teaching children with dyslexia, ADHD and dyspraphia from 1990 to 2000. She moved to the UK in 2001 when she was counselor at Nitingale School in Wandsworth, a school for boys with emotional & behavioral difficulties.
Before setting up her own private consultancy Dr Nanda Shaheen was at Eaton House, a traditional prep school for boys from 2003 to 2015 where she was in charge of their SENCO department assessing and screening boys aged 4-8.
Dr Nanda Shaheen obtained her PHD in education in 2000, her Masters degree in special education & learning disabilities in 1991 and a BA in human development. She was educated in English & Swiss boarding schools and attended primary school in Kensington. She understands how to teach children the fun way.
For more information and to ask all the questions you have regarding your children and their learning needs please contact Dr Nanda Shaheen.