Learning Number Locks
Recommended 3 Years and up!
EARLY NUMERACY SKILLS AND MATHS CONCEPTS
Numeracy skills is the ability to recognise and apply maths concepts in all areas of life. Everyday activities like counting, looking at shapes and talking about sizes can help children develop early numeracy and maths skills.
2 years to 3 years old children are transitioning from toddlers to preschoolers. Their learning process has also become more thoughtful. The numeric numbers on the keys will be a great help to identify numbers as they recite from 1 to 10, and the dots on the locks will help them learn counting.
To open the locks, the little ones will have to match the numerical value on the key to the number of dots (or numeral word) of the locks. This action develops the little one's numeracy skills - and opening of the locks work their fine motor skills as well!
By the age of 4 years old, preschoolers can develop a basic understanding of numbers and counting, and connect both the ideas of "how many". Children begin to work with numbers, count objects, and associate numbers and counting with how many things are in a group. They wjll be able to identify alphabets and words by this age, hence the spelling of the numeral words.
Counting together is a great activity to introduce mathematical concepts to the little ones. It involves helping children understand the meaning of numbers. The Number Learning Locks is a wonderful bonding activity with your little ones!
*Adult supervision is required during play for children 18 Months to 4 year old preschoolers as this set contains choking hazard.