Counting Fun with Five Little Speckled Frogs

Natty has been working on adding and subtracting numbers at school recently and we've been finding fun ways of looking at this maths concept with her. 

Counting Fun with Five Little Speckled Blogs

She came up with her own counting system using some driftwood and 5 playdoh frogs. But she couldn't quite get through the video without disolving into infectious giggles.

Kinesthetic Learner

SEN pupils, as all children, benefit from looking at things from different angles, and incorporating various skills together to embed new ideas. We all learn through song and action, the kinaesthetic approach, much more readily (I bet you can still remember songs from your primary school days as if it were yesterday).

We were walking along one of our local beaches recently when Natty found a fabulous little stump of driftwood. She bent down to pick it up, and holding it aloft she exclaimed, "Look! The Five Little Speckled Frogs' log!"

Maths in Art

It was indeed and we promised to hurry home, wash it and create 5 little frogs to sit atop. Big sister Mia helped her whilst singing the counting song as they went about their work. Natty chose the colours of Playdoh she wanted to use and set about making the little round amphibians all by herself. I love when art and numeracy and music come together in this way!

She was very proud of her efforts and took the log to school to do a Show and Tell with her froggy numeracy props. She also enjoyed singing for her captive audience at home, her family. Here she is about 3 minutes before she fell asleep that evening, determined to finish the song despite yawns, uncontrollable giggles and being too tired to know the difference between a frog, a grub and a glub!

Five Little Speckled Frogs

I guarantee it will make you giggle. Ladies and gentlemen, Natty brings you Five Little Speckled Frogs Sat on a Speckled Log...

If you enjoyed this post you might also like the video we made when Natty insisted it was her birthday (even though it wasn't). Yes it was. Yes, it really was.

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