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Adrian 4 years Adrian 49 - 53 months Holidays MATH ๐Ÿ”ข Unit Study

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ๐Ÿ’ฏ Hundred Board Skip Counting by 2๏ธโƒฃ Math Activity

I love bringing books to life and setting up small world invitations to play. I also like mixing different subjects, and today, we are bringing my children's old favorite Rudolph Lift-the-Tab book (buy here) to life with a math twist. 

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We are using a traditional Montessori Math material: The ๐Ÿ’ฏHundred Board (buy here), which consists of a blank board and wooden numbers from 1- 100. The objective is memorization, and an understanding of numbers and their sequence. Also, this material trains the child to work from left to right, top to bottom; while teaching counting and skip counting, number recognition, number sequencing, patterning and much more. 

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After Adrian assembled The ๐Ÿ’ฏ Board, I offered him Christmas color pom poms and tongs to create and follow a pattern while skipping the numbers by two. 

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Besides awesome fine motor stimulation the child receives from tonging, this is also a great sequencing activity as the child has to remember the pattern while placing pom poms on the board.

DSC_0165 Our friend Rudolph (buy here) will be jumping over one number, thus skip counting by 2
DSC_0165Adrian decided to follow a three-color pattern: red-green-white.

DSC_0165Tonging pom poms is a great fine-motor exercise.
DSC_0165Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Lift-the-Tab book (buy here) offers little fingers fun flaps to lift on every page, and also introduces early math counting as flaps are numbered one through twenty-five in a form of an Advent Calendar.

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I would say this book is a great addition to your Holiday reading collection for children from two to four years old. Do you have a favorite holiday book?

For more on Rudolph activities, see here ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Holiday ๐Ÿ“– Reading โœจCollection "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ๐Ÿ“šBook" and here "Christmas-inspired Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Sensory Bin."

Also, see here our December activities round-up in a post "๐ŸŽ„Christmas Inspired Unit Study."

For more on Montessori ๐Ÿ’ฏ Hundred Board, read here a detailed post, where Adrian (at 3 yo) was working with it. 

DSC_0060Here, Julia (7 yo) improvised making a Flower Pattern.  

For Holiday inspirations, see below:

DSC_0006See here "St. Patrick's Dayโ˜˜๏ธ Inspired Four-Leafed Lucky Clover ๐Ÿ€ on a Montessori ๐Ÿ’ฏ Hundred Board." 

DSC_0028And see here "Valentine's inspired – โค๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ’— Heart ๐Ÿ’ฏ Hundred Board."

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