Friday, October 10, 2008
So we continue to work on numbers 11-20, but it has been hit or miss. So today I took a new approach, the way she learned the letters - we focused on just two of the numbers. We did the numbers 12 and 13. (I picked 12 because when I showed her the 2, she said, 'That's not 12!" So I figured she was ripe for 12). I made a card with the number 2 on it and one with the number 12 on it, and then I played a game of "shuffling" them behind my back, putting them in front of her, and asking, "Which is the number 12?" and/or "Which is the number 2?" Once she had done that correctly a number of times, we added two more cards, with the numbers 3 and 13. She started getting bored and wanting to play with her Elmo, and so we taught Elmo about the numbers, which she really got into. I think this approach might have worked better, although she was still misidentifying 3 vs 13 at the end.