My daughter loves learning new things, which is a good thing because when you’re only 2.5 everything is new! She already knows her ABC’s and how to count from 1 to 10. Although she can count to 10 I wasn’t sure if she understood the actually concept of each number. I tried to teach her using various methods but none were really successful. Then I learned about Teach Your Child To Count to 10 Early Learning Method and Teach Your Child to Count to 20 Early Learning Method game cards from ChildUp.
Included in each pack are a set of Parent’s Cards that help guide you while you teach your child various concepts. The cards have captivating images on them that held my daughters attention, and apparently the number 5 tastes exceptionally well as my son decided to eat this one. The cards are of excellent quality and come in their own little boxes which makes for easy storage. Each card is double sided. One side shows the number as a symbol and when the card is flipped over you can see it as a quantity. My daughter and I spent a lot of learning the names of each number and then flipping the card over and counting the quantity on the other side. It wasn’t long before she started to “get it”.
You can do more than just learn to count with these cards. They encourage communication between parent and child. Any time spent with my daughter is time well spent, but these cards helped make those times a little more memorable. We’ve laughed and argued, and I’ve learned more about cats than I think I ever wanted to know! These cards teach logic skills, communication, listening skills (we’re still working hard on that skill) and of course mathematics.
One of my favourite things about these cards is unique way they present the numbers. Instead displaying all of one animal on the card, the card will show 5 of one type of animal and 2 of another. This is a fantastic way to teach addition and logic skills.
We took a small number of our cards on a car ride down country (in normal people terms, we drove east) and played a game. The first person to see the animal on the card got to keep it and the person with the most cards at the end of the ride won. Bonus points, if you saw the exact number of animals on the card. We used the domestic animal cards and had so much fun.
These cards are a wonderful teaching aid to use with my daughter, and if my son doesn’t eat them all before he is ready to learn to count, I will use them with him as well.
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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.