Social Skills: All these games can be played individually or with a partner, learning to take turns. Children need to learn to take turns, to be winners and losers in a game. Learning to manage self.
Maths Literacy: Students are learning to read and follow simple instructions. They are learning to respond to texts presented in a variety of formats.
Number: These games focus on the numbers within 9 and include numeral recognition, joining sets and sequencing.
Developing Vocabulary: Students should be encouraged to verbalise their thinking as they play the games and adults should use the game themes to further develop a student's vocabulary.
1. Gone Fishing: Numeral recognition, supported by a set of spots. Quantity is emphasised by the size of the fish.
2. Wiggly Worms: Recognising each worm as a set of two numbers, developing the understanding that a number can be partitioned.
3. Catch a Kiwi: Uses joining two numbers to make a new total, up to five. Developing an understanding that a numbers can be joined together.
4. What comes after? Learning the number that comes immediately after a given number. Students need to begin to view numbers in a sequence and learn the associated vocabulary.