Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Please Touch Discovery Center: Counting!

This month we are exploring Counting!
Visitors can explore counting by fixing the mistakes or they can complete a number match.

Children are encouraged to explore this area independently or together with their parents or guardians.

The Activities:
Fix My Mistake
Here the goal is for children to arrange the picture cards in numerical order. There are also numerals to be arranged in the correct order.
An additional challenge is to arrange items first by counting up, then by counting down.

What's wrong?

Mistake fixed!

The second activity is the number match.
Here the goal is for children to match the numerals to the picture card. The puff balls used in the Braille activity were so popular that they were added to the station to be used as manipulatives to help the children count!

Number match

Book List
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Counting Book
Archambault, John. Bioom Chicka Rock
Ayelsworth, Jim. One Crow. A Counting Rhyme
Bang, Molly. Ten, Nine Eight
Boynton, Sandra. Hippos Go Berserk!
Christewlow, Eileen. Five Little Moneys Series
Crews, Donald. Ten Black Dots
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Up to Ten and Down Again
Evans, Lezlie. Can You Count Ten Toes?
London, Jonathon. Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear
These are SOME of the books on display with the station. The above titles and other books are available for checkout!

Let us know what you think about the stations!


  1. Great idea! I've never thought of doing a "fix my mistake" problem. I'll be remembering that! I'm stopping by for the first time from the link up at Tot Tuesdays.

  2. I love that you guys have this discovery center! Such a cool thing to do!

  3. Thank you all for stopping by! The stations are gaining popularity. So far we have had nothing but popular responses. I will certainly visit you all and look forward to sharing more ideas!