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Language and Communication Indicate one or two using fingers  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupils can indicate one or two using their fingers.

Early years skill:Numbers
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:Maths Number and Algebra
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P5
TAP skill:Language
TAP level:TAP30
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Sing shortened versions of well known number songs

A number of quickly drawn speckled frogs


1. Sing 2 Green Speckled Frogs. Use lots of animation

2. Stick one/two green speckled frog pictures on your finger/s to illustrate the song

3. Can the child copy your actions with speckled frogs on his/her finger/s

4. If the child does not want frogs on her/his fingers stick them to the desk in front of the child and point to or touch the frogs right number of frogs as you sing

5. Do this activity with a friend who will be a good role model for the child.

Make this a fun activity

Keep the pace snappy

Use simple language (2/3 words only at one time.)

Give children time to process information and requests.

Where possible work in a quiet place, and make sure the child is attending to you.

Work for short periods only but repeat often.

Adapted song of 10 little monkeys

Miniature figures of people or animals

Snack time

Fruit pieces

Stickers on fingers

Two quick drawings of hands

Small stickers


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