Wooden Spindle Counting Toy I Montessori Materials for Toddlers I Canada - The Montessori Room

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Wooden Spindle Counting Toy

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This spindle counter is a concrete way to teach young children about numbers and counting. 

To teach young children how to count, the first step is to introduce the concept one-to-one correspondence. One-to-one correspondence is the ability to count by pointing to one object at a time, without losing track of what is being counted. 

This skill is much easier using concrete objects, like spindles, than multiple pictures on a card.

This Spindle Counting Toy is a great tool to teach one-to-one correspondence, as it allows children to physically manipulate the spindles as they count out the correct number into the corresponding number symbol hole. The numbers are all presented in a straight line from 0-9.

Once this skill is mastered, children can work to match the number symbol to a quantity of objects. The Acorn Puzzle  teaches children to make the connection between quantity and number symbols by allowing them to count dots and place the matching number symbol on top of the correct quantity. Each quantity is placed randomly around the board, which makes for an added challenge.

Handmade with cherry wood and sealed with a nut free natural oil mixture.

Dimensions: 16.7" x 2.25" x 2.25"

Please note that these are handmade and as such will have variations in colour, size, wood grain, and finish. This uniqueness is the wonderful part about these items. 

Check out our Number Tracing Board by clicking here!