Valentine Pattern Match
Matching is an important pre- reading skill. Matching activities improve language, concentration and memory. Children use matching skills to tell whether two words or letters are the same or different. Learning and mastering the ability to match shapes and patterns helps children as they learn to recognize letters and words.
Valentine Math - One to One Correspondence
One-to-one correspondence is an early learning math skill that involves the act of counting each object in a set once, and only once with one touch per object/picture. Three years old children are often able to rote count. Rote counting is just reciting the numeral names in order, "one, two, three, four...." and very different from counting with one-to-one. Counting with one-to-one involves touching each object/picture and saying the numeral; name aloud, which is a much more complex skill for young children. In the photos below, we are matching dots to the numeral to make a complete heart.