When my daughter was about four years old she really started to show a desire to learn as much as she could. She asked a lot of questions and learned best using visual methods and manipulatives.
I am not a mom who likes manipulatives; I actually avoid curriculum that uses them. I know, shame on me, just being honest. Counting bears were different though. They were simple and my daughter loved learning with counting bears. If your child likes using them as well, or a visual approach to math, patterns, and more works for him or her, then grab this free counting bears mats set.
You can use counting bears for so many things. Here are a few of the ways we used counting bears in our homeschool:
- counting (obvious, I know)
- color sorting
- ten frames
- problem solving
- learning color names
- skip counting
- addition & subtraction
- small motor skills (use tweezers to pick them up and sort into cups)
I am sure you can come up with other uses. My daughter also liked to tell stories with them.
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Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.