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Verbal memory game with numbers

Instructions Printer-Friendly

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

Simplify

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

Extend

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

Materials

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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 

Books to Read

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

"Deep In The Swamp"
by Donna Bateman (Activity 22)

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

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: Favourite 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)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

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(Activity 26 Month 5)

ABCDEFG   HIJKLMNOP  QRSTUV  WXYZ 

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