Infant + Toddler Lesson Bags: Counting
Infant + Toddler Lesson Bags make it easy for teachers & parents to work together to help infants and toddlers achieve key developmental milestones. These bags ensure that both educators and parents have access to quality materials and research-based activities.
By featuring familiar themes, the materials and activities maintain a child’s interest. Quality materials and easy-to-follow activity guides show parents how their role, the environment and communication can help to further their child’s development.
The activity card in each kit is based on what a child can do and what the caregiver and parent can, in turn, do to support the child.
One side of the card includes connections to research, reflections upon the child’s developmental stage and examples of how to support cognitive development within that stage.
The opposite side of each card provides a bulleted list of fun, interactive activities using the manipulatives and books provided in the bag. The card directs parents how to use the home as the child’s primary learning environment. This side of the activity card also includes a homework assignment for the parent, providing reinforcement of the concepts before the next visit.
The seven cognitive areas chosen for these kits were based on current research from leading groups such as the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Each Infant + Toddler Bag is packaged in a durable carrying tote and includes a step-by-step activity guide and contents to complement each theme:
The Counting Bag focuses on a toddler’s ability to solve simple problems using a trial and error method, to complete tasks that are concrete and short and to practice an activity several times to gain mastery. The kit develops important math concepts and number sense as well.
This kit contains a Monkey puppet; an 18-piece (6 bug) Snap-n-Learn Number Bug set with dots on the back and corresponding numerals on the heads, three board books about counting and numbers, an exclusive activity card, and a clear, durable tote bag.