Using black stones, we learned about dairy cows, counting, and numbers!
Each child was given a group of white dairy cows with various numbers written below them. They then placed the correct number of “spots” onto each cow, counting as they did so.
After this, we talked about what the various numbers look like.
By counting, young children gain an understanding of concrete relationships.
By counting, our students also learn that each object gets one number. In gaining insight of concrete relationships, they further their comprehension that things continue to exist.