My daughters grow bored of playing with the same exact stuff every day. Therefore I attempt to change the theme monthly to keep my daughters engaged and interested. For the month of December the main theme is Christmas therefore I made them both color puzzles with a Christmas theme.
My youngest age two I printed out her puzzles in color ink to help with her matching skills and color recognition. My oldest daughter I printed out her puzzles in black ink to practice reading.
If your tired of printing stuff out and want to save on resources there are many fun ways to incorporate color recognition throughout the day. We used fidget spinners and a wide assortment of math manipulatives to color sort. Counting bears are a great way to pair color learning and early math skills together.
My youngest often gets restless during my oldest daughters school lessons therefore today she was in the middle of it all learning colors with the fidget spinners, as I spoke with my oldest about math story problems. In which we did simple math problems together. We used counting bears and after they took a ride on the fidget spinner they hibernated for the winter. My youngest would cry out “sick, sick,” after a bear took a ride on the fidget spinner therefore I would tell her to rock the bear three times and have her count out loud as she did. Next time count to four and so on.
For the simple math story problems I would say there are three bears on fidget spinners if two fell off how many are still on the fidget spinners?
Combining color recognition and simple math and counting makes it possible to fit a little bit of everything daily. I’ve learned the more we can multi task the more my daughters are able to retain because their attention spans are still quite short. Therefore I guarantee that I expose my youngest to colors daily and my oldest to math.
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