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Introduction to Numbers: DIY Peg Board Game
"Man's mind was mathematical by nature and that knowledge and progress came from accurate observation."--Maria Montessori, Blaise Pascal, The Absorbent Mind
Samuel has been very interested in numbers. After talking with some of our followers on our Facebook page, I understand that many parents have children with the same beginning interests as Sam. I looked up buying a peg board game, but the price seemed a little steep for the product. So as Mom's on a budget do, I set out to make something that would be just as useful for the introduction of numbers to my little guy. I ended up with a comparable activity for $$.
The greatest thing about the Montessori Method is taking cues from your child about where their learning is going. This pegboard game is an introduction to numbers and can be used before using the Number Rods or Spindle Boxes for beginning mathematics. I want to be able to tap into Samuel's innate need to learn numbers so I'm going to try to present as many activities as I can to help him learn his numbers, counting, and beginning mathematics. Keep reading here!