This is an interactive resource developed by an occupational therapist that helps children learn to write numbers. Suitable for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and SPED students, this resource teaches writing strokes for numbers and reinforces correct formation. All while having fun!
What makes LEARN NUMBERS with Spider Stories unique?
1- This resource teaches writing strokes needed for numbers (CRAWL ALONGS, DROP DOWNS, BUMP JUMPS). This gives kids familiarity with how to make the pencil strokes they need for numbers.
2- The “Spider’s Favorite Room” is used to teach numbers. The spider teaches the numbers in a pretend room that has a light wall on the left side and a dark wall on the right side.
3- Hands-on learning is the focus of this resource. Kids make numbers through participating in four different fine motor activities. These include using Wikki Stix, Playdoh, fingerpaint, and using crayon pieces.
How To Use This Product?
1- Show children the Spider’s Favorite Room:
* The left wall is light. The right wall is dark.
* Spiders LOVE the light wall for numbers 1 to 7 and the dark wall for 8 and 9.
2- Teach children the “Spider Moves”:
* These include “CRAWL ALONGS”, “DROP DOWNS”, and “BUMP JUMPS”.
* With Wikki Stix, Playdoh, paint, or crayon pieces make each stroke in the Spider’s Room.
3- Move on to making numbers:
* Children make numbers using Wikki Stix, Playdoh, paint, or crayon pieces.
4- Practice writing numbers:
Practice numbers at the end of this resource.
Be sure to review out loud the directions for forming each letter.
Choose whether or not to laminate these pages. Either is fine. Laminating will allow you to re-use pages several times, removing the Playdoh and washing off the paint and crayon as you go.
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