- Shown many groups of three, a child "habituates" to them (i.e., becomes uninterested, relaxed) but immediately shows interest when then shown a group of two.
- An infant visually tracks the path of a moving object.
- A toddler takes enjoyment when a large number of toys are provided at once, but may need the number to be reduced to avoid overstimulation.
Help your student become a(n) Number Senser: Foundations
These suggestions promote everyday experiences with…almost everything! That is, children are sensitive to quantity, and (perceptually obvious) difference in quantities in the first year of life. Providing opportunities to observe and manipulate quantities and change in quantities builds on their natural sensitivities and interest. Providing language enhances these experiences.