Wide craft sticks
Quart sized storage bag
Start by writing the sequence of numbers 1-10 on a craft stick, leaving out one number. For example, writing 1-10 and leaving out the number 3 and leaving a small blank space where the number 3 would be.
Next, write the missing number 3 on a clothespin.
Repeat steps 1 & 2 until each of the number 1-10 have been left out of the sequence on a craft stick, and there is a clothespin with each number between 1-10 individually written on it.
Finally, have your child count a sequence of numbers on a craft stick and find the missing number on one of the clothespins to clip in its correct place within the number line.
Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:
Additional family resources
Learning begins at birth. ECA provides foundations for learning, starting with age-appropriate experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschool. ECA also offers a range of family support programs that encourage family involvement with children’s learning.
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Your local library has many resources for you as a parent as well as for your child. We encourage you to take advantage of all they have to offer. For an online list of libraries by city, go to publiclibraries.com/state