Today Tessa wanted to play a counting game on the computer. I can’t remember what site we used but there was this fishing game. The fisherman showed you a number and picture of a type of fish and you had to catch them and put them in his net. Each level the fisherman asked you 5 times to put different numbers of a certain kind of fish into the net before the timer went off. I just wish the pictures were of real fish and not cartoon fish.
Tessa loved this game. The first level there was only 1 kind of fish to put in the net. The second level there were 2 kinds of fish but the fisherman only wanted 1 of them. The third level there were 2 kinds of fish and he wanted small amounts of each fish. The fourth level there were 2 kinds of fish and the fisherman wanted larger amounts of each fish.
Tessa only made it to the fourth level so im not sure what happens after that. There were just too many of the 2 kinds of fish and she was having trouble getting all of the second kind that the fisherman wanted so the time ran out. She tried again but was getting distracted by Quinn so she only made it to the third level before the timer went off.
After the computer game we went to the kitchen table and she started counting aloud by herself. She got to 29 and then asked what comes next. So I told her 30 and she continued to count. She has been doing this alot lately, especially in the car. She counted all the way to 55 one day with me helping her with the multiples of 10 only.
I decided maybe I should write the number out so she could see them. I thought this might help her with remembering the multiples of 10. I wrote out all the way to 100. She counted them all with me and I still helped her with 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 (which she was soo excited about because it has 3 numbers in it!!!)
Next we wrote out the mutiples of 10 and repeated themn again to help her remember. She loved being able to count to 100 and by the end of this she only needed help to remember 30 and 40. She remembered 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 all on her own.
Im going to try to write it out better and make sure it fits on 1 page so that we can go over it again when shes interested in counting again.
Update Sept 24th: Tessa wanted to count again in the car today. She counted all the way to 39 before asking for help with the multiples of 10. Im sure if we work on it again she will be able to get closer and closer to being able to count to 100 all by herself! Im so proud of my little girl!