You can’t miss these glittery, gold coins during the Chinese New Year season! These gold coins are supposed to signify prosperity and good luck. My little one was drawn to these coins straighaway! Besides being a great chocolate treat, these coins can be used for learning in 5 great ways!
1. Counting Numbers
Simply use the coins for this Math Montessori idea! Teach your child how to count by using one to one correspondence according to the number cards shown!
2. Dollars and cents
Show the money equivalent by matching the dollar value with the right number of coins. This is a great to teach value of dollars and the different dollar denominations!
3. Creating shapes!
Get creative by making different shapes with the gold coins! Your imaginative little one may just surprise you with different shapes to make up a picture!
4. Letter shape and recognition
You can also create letter awareness by asking your little one to make different letters! This enhances your child’s letter recognition and interest in the alphabet. Along the way,you can also teach phonics sounds!
5. Comparison of quantity (more or less)
You can also use these beautiful coins for comparison of quantity! Simply stack up quantities like 3 coins and 8 coins and introduce concepts like ‘more’ or ‘less’ by asking your child to compare the different quantities. This helps your child to make visual discrimination of the different quantities.