Tuesday, November 11, 2008
rollin' rollin' rollin'...
I posted about The Letter Dice Game a few days ago, so I thought I'd post about The Number Dice Game today. The child rolls the dice, and when it lands, he counts the dots. If it's a 5, he traces a 5 in the 5 column. When the child first plays this game, he uses a worksheet that has pictures of the sides of the dice at the top of each column. The child can double-check that he's tracing the right symbol by matching the dice side he's rolled to its corresponding picture. He can do this by either counting the dots on the pictures or using his visual discrimination. Whichever number reaches the "finish line" first wins - most children love finding out which number will be 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc, too. :)
As the child becomes more confident with his symbols, he can write them on his own instead of tracing. This game can be made even more challenging by using 2 or 3 dice and rolling for higher numbers - we call this variation The Super Dice Game!