Well this week was visual sequencing, do you remember what this means and why it comes in handy for our wee Head Starters??? Well what it is, is the ability to see objects like letters and numbers, in a specified sequential order. This is really important for handwriting, maths and reading.
So for example do they understand that the letters
c a t = the word cat OR that the numbers 1 0 0 = the number 100
The other example we looked at this week was the sequence of a specific activity. On the white board were examples of what order we clean our teeth in or have a bath. This kind of sequence is all around us all the time and you can use it as a conversation starter both before and after an event.
For example, what is it you do first to get ready for bed?? or when we went to the park today did you go on the slide or swing first, what did you go on next? You can also help them to learn to follow particular sequences by playing games that get your child to copy a sequences of moves they see you doing (no matter how silly they are!)
Well I hope you all have a good week, we only have two more sessions before we break for the school holidays. Take Care
From the Head Start Team :)