By: Damary Lizardo, NEC Program Associate
Here at NEC we recently launched our Family Storytime Series, a new program where we will be bringing virtual activities to families that enrich a child’s learning experience at home. Our Educational Consultants and Family Specialists will lead these trainings on a variety of subjects. Our third session focused on the development of early numeracy skills.
Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers! Counting is the foundation to more complex mathematic concepts. Integrating tactile tools and objects to counting practices enables children who are Deafblind to better understand numbers.
Counting, comparison, classification, sorting and matching activities all build early math skills that can be used to understand more complicated concepts down the line.
There are many objects that can be used to build numeracy skills at home. Some examples are provided below:
Watch our recorded session led by Educational Consultant Helene Gallagher and Lead Educational Consultant Brenda Allair below to learn more: