Connect the Dots with Artt
Artist Artt ask players to connect the dots and find out what's hiding between them.
- Read the picture clue with your child and look at the outlined shape of the dots. Try to guess what the shape will be.
- Say the name of the number out loud to help your child associate the sound with the appearance of the written symbol. Encourage your child say the number along with you.
- If you speak another language in your family and that language uses the same number system, try the activities in the other language.
Connect the Dots with Artt helps your child recognize and sequence numbers, a fundamental component of learning early math skills. This game meets many expectations from the Ontario Full Day Early Learning - Kindergarten Program, one of which is:
Math: Number Sense and Numeration:
Demonstrate an understanding of numbers, using concrete materials to explore and investigate counting, quantity, and number relationships.
- Print out the completed dot to dot picture and follow the dots again, doing "rainbow tracing" (e.g., trace using different colours). Repetition of the activity reinforces learning. Many young children enjoy repeating something until they master the skill.
- Create your own dot to dot picture. Help your child think of a simple shape. Print numbers or letters to form the silhouette of the shape. Think up a good clue. Give the dot to dot puzzle to another family member to try.
- For older children, create a puzzle counting by 2s, 3s or 10s,a puzzle starting at an odd number, or a puzzle counting backwards from 20 to 0.
- Create a connect-the-dot puzzle of a picture of something that begins with "B", such as a ballon (or use any other letter). Then use words beginning with the letter "B" to make the dots, like ball, bat, bug, etc.