Interactive Number Line
Learning to count is a key math skill. But taking the next step, being able to connect numbers with their names, can be difficult for preschoolers. For example, a child might be able to count to five by rote, but unable to count out five objects-- connecting the numbers to the items. Rather than just counting fingers with your child, try using this interactive number line as an enjoyable, life-sized teaching aid.
With this activity, you can easily build on the numbers your child has learned and even introduce new numbers. When your child physically moves a certain number of steps between the numbers on the number line, she is making a mental bridge to a specific number. Before you know it she'll have mastered her numbers.