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One of the things I try to do with Nicholas’ Tot School time, is make it fun. He is only 2 and I want to instill in him a love of learning. If he finds it boring now, there is no way I will be able to get him to much later on.
One of the ways I do this is by trying to make each week different. We do sometimes repeat activities that he really likes but I try to make sure that he has some new activities that he hasn’t seen before.
If you remember back to our numbers week, we used a lot of different hands-on activities to learn our numbers. As a little bit of a review over the past few days we have gone fishing. Fishing for numbers that is. And, just in case you and your little one would like to take a little mid-winter fishing trip, we’ve got the printable just for you.
Here is what you need:
1) The fishing for numbers printable. Just print, cut out the fish and you’re ready to go.
2) Paper clips
3) A child’s toy fishing pole or something like it. (A stick, a wooden dowel, etc.)
4) String (if not already on the pole)
Just download, print and cut out the fish. Stick a paper clip on them where the mouth should be and tie your magnet to the end of your fishing pole string. That’s it! Super easy and a whole lot of fun.
We spent quite a while “fishing” and Nicholas loved it. Just call out numbers and have your child fish for the right fish :)