This morning Little and I created some counting cards to help him understand manipulatives better. I simply printed out the numbers on sturdy cardstock in an easy-to-read font and then used things from around the house to glue to each number.
We used pinto beans, googly eyes, colored cotton balls, black eyed peas, and macaroni noodles to create touch-and-count cards for Little to use to physically SEE and TOUCH the value of each number.
I remembered that when I was in Kindergarten, we used to put dots on each number to remember the value of each digit. Little is such a hands on learner, I thought I could turn the number dot idea into something even more visually exciting.