There's a sign on the wall in Huck's preschool classroom that reads:
For knowledge to be in the a child's brain,
it must first be in their hands and body.
Or something like that. This is a fun manipulative set that puts basic math right in the palm of Huck's hand.
Aren't they cute!
I got the idea from an adorable set of Counting and Sorting Mushrooms I saw on Etsy. The paint samples and small, wooden drawer pulls all came from the hardware store for about $8. I paired them with some blank flashcards I've had around for a while. You could also cut up card stock or buy inexpensive pre-made Addition and Subtraction Flash Cards. I know they carry them at Staples and even most grocery stores.
He can either count and add the mushrooms themselves or, like the counting and sorting game from Beneath the Rowan Tree, the spots on the mushrooms, too.
And no, old-timers, the Sheriff's Log isn't back. I'm afraid that's a 2009 edition of the paper from the bottom of the fire starting stack. <heavy sigh>
My big, almost Kindergartener is enjoying all things math and reading these days, so this is the perfect little game for him right now. The answer is on the back corner of each two-side flashcard so he's able to check his own work if he wants to do this quietly on his own.
He's also be helping Jemima learn to count with them. You know, when he's not confiscating these little beauties from the soup pot in her play kitchen.