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Verbal memory game with numbers

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  • Ask a child to verbally repeat aloud sequences of numbers using only the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Say  2, 4
  • The child repeats  2, 4
  • You say 4, 1, 2
  • The child repeats  4, 1, 2
  • Continue with different combinations and see how many numbers in a row child can repeat


Begin by asking the child to repeat just one number, for example, the number 4.  Next, try giving two numbers to repeat 3 and 1.  Now try repeating three numbers 4, 1, and 3. Make sure the child has success in repeating a sequence of numbers before adding more numbers to be repeated.


Keep adding numbers to be repeated until the child is stumped - do series of four numbers - 1, 4, 3, and 2; then five numbers 4, 4, 3, 2, and 1; then six numbers, etc.


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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Rectangle
  • Color - Orange
  • Number - 1-4 Review
  • Alphabet - O, U
  • Senses - Sight
  • Character Trait - Responsibility
  • Target Words - Under, Up, Down, Tall

Monthly Proverb

Yiddish- If each person sweeps in front of his own door the whole street is clean

Did You Know?

"The brain builds itself in response to the child’s experiences. Brain circuits that the child uses in daily life are strengthened. Those that the child doesn’t use fade away. "

National Research Council From Neurons to Neighborhoods, 2000 

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by Donna Bateman (Activity 22)

"Head to Toe"
by E. Carle (Activity 10)

"AlphaBugs: A Pop Up Alphabet Book". VIDEO
by David Carter (Activity 1)

"Head to Toe". VIDEO
by Eric Carle (Activity 10)

"Deep in The Swamp". VIDEO
by Donna Bateman (Activity 22)

Music Playlist

"When The Saints Go Marching In"
by Pete Fountain, Album: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (Jazz) (Activity 2)

"Go, Flush, Wash, Dry"
by Martin Kerr, Album: Favorite Songs from the Family Learning House (Children) (Activity 24)

"The Noble Duke of York"
by Susan McRae, Album: Barney’s Song Book - 16 Favourites for Kids (Children) (Activity 15)

"When The Saints Go Marching In" VIDEO
by Pete Fountain (Activity 2)

"The Noble Duke of York" VIDEO
by Barney's Magical Musical Adventure (Activity 15)

"Go, Flush, Wash, Dry" VIDEO
by Martin Kerr, Album: Favorite Songs from the Family Learning House (Children) (Activity 24)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Sing/Say The Alphabet

(Activity 26 Month 5)


Now I’ve said my ABC’s, Next time won't you sing with me.