Teaching Numbers to Little Learners is a crucial step in their early education. It lays the foundation for their mathematical skills and helps them develop a strong understanding of numbers. Are you looking for some purposeful ways to introduce and practice numbers that are developmentally appropriate? Don’t stop reading now!!

Purposeful Ways to Teach Numbers

Use Visual Aids: Create an interactive anchor chart during whole group. Incorporate visual aids such as number flashcards, number charts, and counting blocks to help kindergarteners visualize the numbers and understand their sequence. (All About Numbers 0-30 for Little Learners) (Number Posters 0-30 Classroom Decor).

Practice Counting: Incorporate a printable coordinating book for students to follow when using the interactive anchor chart during whole or small group sessions. Encourage kindergarteners to count everyday objects such as toys, books, or even their fingers. This hands-on approach helps them grasp the concept of numbers better.

Independent Practice Activities: Hands on independent practice is imperative especially while writing numerals.


I share a LOT about literacy, so naturally I have been getting a lot or requests about teaching numbers and math concepts!👩‍🏫 It’s been my experience that just like letters, numbers have to be explicitly taught and the best way that I have found is through this model that I am sharing today! 💗Of course, I have many more math practice games and activities to share, but this is a great start to explicit number instruction! #kindergartenchaos #tiktokteacher #handsonlearning #teachertok #learningisfun #teachertips #kindergartenteacher #kindergartenmath #finemotoractivity

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Sing Number Songs: Utilize catchy number songs and rhymes to make learning numbers fun and engaging. Songs help children memorize numbers and their order effortlessly. (Number Poem Chants)

Play Number Games: Engage kindergarteners in interactive number games like number bingo, number puzzles, or counting games. These activities make learning numbers enjoyable and help reinforce their understanding.

Integrate Fun Number Practice with Fine Motor Skills: Add Number Punch cards, Pom Pom Fine Motor Math Activities and Number Playdough Mats for fun engaging number practice that also hones fine motor skills.

Integrate Numbers into Daily Activities: Incorporate numbers into everyday activities such as counting steps, setting the table with a specific number of items, or identifying numbers on a clock. This practical application reinforces their understanding of numbers in real-life situations. Using numbers in Attention Getters or Call-backs is another fun way to incorporate numbers into daily activities.

Celebrate Milestones: Celebrate small achievements like counting up to 100 or mastering number recognition. Positive reinforcement boosts their confidence and encourages your students to continue learning numbers.

By incorporating these strategies into teaching numbers to kindergarteners, educators can create a supportive and engaging environment that fosters a love for learning and sets a strong foundation for their mathematical journey.

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