TODAY’S PLAY: Work on your child’s number sense by playing with food.
Wash your hands, then put 1 to 4 olives — one olive per finger tip — on one of your hands.
Ask your child, “How many olives are there?” Then rearrange that same number of olives on your fingers, again asking, “How many olives are there? Is this the same number as before?”
Continue to move the olives around on both hands — increasing and decreasing the number of olives as you go — to help build your child’s understanding of numbers and number groups. (And feel free to pop a couple in your child’s mouth as you go!)