A while back we printed off 10 cars and laminated them.
When using them,
I count out the ten cars and Miss B counts with me.
After this, I give her 5 cars and ask questions as follows
"How many cars do you have in your hand?"
Then, I remove a number i.e. two.
Then, I ask "If I take two cars into my hand, how many do you have now"
We do the same, but reverse for addition.
To further embed the idea of numbers, we also practice writing the letters while saying this little rhyme
1 A straight line down is lots of fun, that's because it's number one
2 Around and back on a railroad track. TWO! TWO!
3 Around a tree and around a tree, that's the way to make a three
4 Down and over and down some more, that's the way we make a four
5 Over and down and then go around, A fat old five is what you've found
6 Six is found by going down and around
7 Across the sky and down from heaven that's the way to make a seven
8 We make a snake but do not wait to climb back up and make an eight
9 A loop and a line and that is nine
10 A straight line down, its fun, its one, but with a zero beside it makes ten more fun