After reading Kipper's book of Numbers by Mick Inkpen, I showed Jake the flowers. I let him pick them up and put them back. I then pointed out the numerals and dots on the flowers. We practiced counting the flowers and putting them in the correct location. I showed Jake that he should read the numerals in the middle of the flower and then look for the matching numeral on the egg carton. He did great with this! I even got him to count out-loud with me!
Next I took the three flowers and placed them behind my back. I pulled one out at a time and handed it to Jake to put it back in the egg carton in the correct order. Above- he is pointing at the 3 in the middle of the flower.
He was able to put all three back in the correct locations. We will continue to work on counting. He can say one, two and three but does not like to count!?! Because he is not showing interest in numbers and counting I wanted this activity to be a success so I kept it at 3 numbers as to not overwhelm him.
(Notice the construction hat? He is all about being a "worker"!)