Are you a mother who makes out little time to multiply her children's intelligence? If yes then this post is for you.
Some couple of months ago I wrote a post titled " Amazing" if you missed it you can read it HERE, so this post "children and the wonders of dot cards" is related to that post.
I know is not easy making out time to teach the kids at home due to hustle and bustle of life, yet that does not stop many mothers from doing what they are suppose to do. Thumbs up to you if you are one of them. I will like to introduce dot cards for those who don't have idea what is all about. Dot cards is a means through which your child learns quantity recognition.
Glenn Doman ( Author) believes that a child’s first exposure to numbers should be to quantities, not numerals. Bear in mind that when we use the word numeral we mean the symbol that represents the quantity or true value, such as 1, 5, or 9. When we use the words number we mean the actual quantity of objects themselves, such as one, five, or nine. Let me use this as an example: when you show a child a card that contains 11 dots, the child knows already that the card contains 11 dots just at a glance, but when you show an adult same card he/she will count it first before saying is 11 dots. So that is the importance of teaching your kids with dot cards. Sometimes you can come across kids that can count from 1-20 or even more in numerals without recognizing the same numerals of what they are counting in quantity when you ask them to please give you 4 oranges from the basket. That is why is good to introduce dot cards to your kids from 0-4yrs. For me I use large red dots cards. The dot card picture in this post is to show you what dot cards looks like, but I will advice you to buy red dots instead of any other color. You have to use red dots simply because red is very attractive to a small child. They are so designed in order that your child's visual pathway, which is initially immature, can distinguish them readily and without effort. Making dot cards is time consuming but is not difficult. I'm a crafty mum so I find so much joy in preparing my materials but if you are not, there is a kit available with these cards already made up for parents if you think making it by yourself is time consuming. As a beginner you can make or buy at least from 1-100 dot cards, in that why you are set to teach your kids quantity recognition.
Wishing you all a beautiful new week.