Young
children love to
look at the newspaper.
It is fun for them to realize that there are things for them to see and
do with the paper.
What
you'll need
Newspaper
Glue
Paper
Scissors
Pencil or crayon
What
to do
1. Newspaper
numbers.
Help your child look for the numbers 1100 in the paper.
Cut the numbers out and glue them in order onto a large piece of paper.
For children who cannot count to 100 or recognize numerals that large,
only collect up to the number they
do know.
Have your child say the numbers to you and practice counting.
Collect only numbers within a certain range, like the numbers between
20 and 30.
Arrange the numbers on a chart, grouping all the numbers with 2s in
them, all the numbers with 5s, and so on.
2. Counting book.
Cut out pictures from the newspaper and use them to make a counting
book.
Page one will have one thing on it, page 2 will have 2 things that are
alike, page 3 will have 3 things that are alike, and so on.
All the things on the pages have to be the same.
At the bottom of each page, write the number of items on the page and
the word for the item.
Have your child dictate a story to you about what is on the page.
Being able to read and understand the newspaper involves more than just
the ability to read the words and understand what they say. It also
involves the ability to read and understand numbers.
PS: Consider doing more fun printable
math activities.
