A small basket to hold the items used in grade one maths,
A large shell for story telling,
THE PLACE OF GREAT GIFTS
Put 1 pearl into your counting shell and place in front of your child, showing him what 1 looks like
Observe the body and name the ones, 1 head, 1 nose etc
CHAPTER 2 - available via subscription
CHAPTER 3 - available via subscription
The first thing that I saw when I woke up was the mermaids shell against mums ear and she was listening to it.
After a while mum put the shell down and called me over to her lap and she began to speak.
“Today the shell has told me a great story that the white horses whispered to her.”
She pointed out of the cave to the sea and said “ Can you see those white spots on the ocean, well those are the white horses, they are little waves that appear when the wind blows, they are helpful fellas, So let me tell you the story,”
And mum began again. “The white horses noticed a boat with 2 sailors floating in the middle of the ocean. The boat seemed to be lost so they rushed out to help when they heard the two men talking. The wise old man told the younger man to wait until dark when very special stars would be in the sky. He said a set of 4 stars, called the Southern Cross had been used for many years by travellers to find their way home. So the sailors waited and the white horses waited with them.
Well, that night the stars began to appear and there is was, the 4 stars of the Southern Cross. The older sailor looked at them, pointed North and said this was the way home. The white horses were so amazed, he was right!
The boat set sail again and reached the beach just as the sun was rising on a new day.
Working with the number 4
Great opportunity to do a night of star gazing, contact the planterium for a scheduled viewing or make some hot milk and honey and sit outside with your child on your lap and look at the stars.
Introduction of a compass or compass work
Draw a square and rectangle and discuss the difference then give your child a coloured paper to cut and paste shapes
Draw the southern cross and the night skys then show your child how to write the number 4 and the roman numeral IIII or IV.
I prefer to do the roman numeral IIII as the number 5 is easily understood as V then, but you decide, what ever works better for you
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