Montessori Counting with Sandpaper Numerals

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Montessori counting uses sandpaper numerals that are easily made at home. Learn how texture helps children to count in this free educational video about Montessori counting methods.

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Now, I'm going to show you how to present sandpaper numerals. You can create this at home by just using cardboard and cut out sandpaper. These were purchased. Zero. Each one has the sandpaper texture, so the children can touch it and feel exactly where the numeral goes. So, as you're presenting it to the child, you would show zero. One. Always use two fingers. Two, then have them trace it, and put it down. Three. Four. Five. Six. Hand it to them, have them trace it, put it in place. Seven. Eight. And nine. After each numeral, make sure you hand it to them and have them trace it and put it in place.

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