N is for Numbers…

The letter this week was N. I thought it would be a good time to focus on numbers, since we usually are more focused on letters. Here’s our learning board for the week:
We also made a Number N, which was a super quick and easy craft. I had her put the numbers in order and glue them on a cardboard N I cut out.

Number Books: There are so many great counting books out there, and here our a few we read this week:
Museum 123 by the (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a favorite at our house. You have to check this book out, along with Museum ABC. They both are filled with famous artwork and such a fun way to learn numbers and letters.

Counting Wildflowers by Bruce McMillan. I liked that this one had photographs of real flowers and also went all the way up to 20. It seems that most counting books I come across only go to 10.

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root was a super cute book in rhyme about a duck that gets stuck in the mud and all the different friends that come to help her. I think preschoolers as well as younger toddlers would enjoy this one.

Counting In The Garden by Kim Parker was another fun, flowery book. The animals and bugs that were being counted in each picture blended in with the flowers so it was harder to find them, which made it fun.

Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvvist. I really loved this book and it was so great for counting. Each page were questions about the picture on the page, such as “How many flowers can you count?” So if you’re looking to practice counting, this is a perfect book for that.

Country: Nepal…I think my favorite part about learning about Nepal was teaching Charlotte to say Namaste. :)

Verse:“Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love…” Romans 8:39

For Christmas Charlotte got the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Alphabet Stamp Set so she’s stamping N’s all over her verse to decorate it.

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  1. Krissa, I'm so inspired by your letter lessons! I'd love to know practically how you fit all the activities in to your schedule. Is Charlotte in preschool or home full-time? Even though Gigi is in preschool 2 mornings a week, I would still love to be more intentional about teaching her at home as well– I think it would be good for us to have the structure and to do fun activities together regularly– I'm just not sure how best to go about implementing such a "system/schedule."

    • Charlotte does go to preschool 2 mornings a week. The most time consuming part of doing the letters of the week is the planning, finding the books, crafts, etc. which is part of the reason I'm including all my stuff here, to hopefully save someone else some time. The main thing we do is read the books we get each week at the library. We read every night before bed, so doing that doesn't really add anything to the schedule. Then I usually print out a few worksheets for her to color or practice writing her letters, and those usually don't take her too much time. We just do it on the days she doesn't have preschool or in the afternoons or weekends. I write her verse on a big piece of paper and let her decorate it and she always has fun with that. So…all that to say, it's pretty low key and I just do what I can depending on how much time we have available each week. One huge time saver if you can plan ahead is to request the books from your library ahead of time so you can just run in and pick them up and not have to look for them. I also think having two weeks per letter would be ideal for me and I could do so much more with them…but I'm trying to supplement what she's doing at preschool and they do a new letter every week, so sometimes I've had to skip a letter. Hope that helps! It's really not too hard to fit in once you get it going. :)

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