counting with cotton balls

I like this! A way to change it up a little on the shelves.

Everyone Can Montessori

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This activity is pretty straight forward. We have the sandpaper numerals (1-9), and a large glass jar of cotton balls. If you don’t have the wood sandpaper numerals, you can always write them out on some index cards with a marker. First of all, young kids love cotton balls. My daughter says they’re “cute” and “chubby”. I’ve placed them in a large glass jar with lid for added interest, and she also gets practice unscrewing the lid. Moving on…

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Basically, count out the number of cotton balls to correlate with the number on the card. In the photo above you can see that we’ve also included tongs as a sub activity to improve fine motor skills. Also, my three-year-old has an auntie instructor helping out. Very often kids will want help, or not want to do a particular activity. That’s fine… you shouldn’t pressure your kid to do a certain activity…

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