This song introduces children to a better way of learning basic numbers. Children must understand that a number represents a quantity. It is not just merely reciting a sequence of words.
Young children love to work with quantities; we need to foster this interest with appropriate tasks. We need to give children names for the quantities. A good way to do this is through fingers.
Start with the left hand (because we read from left to right) and continue up to 10. Keep in mind this is not counting. For example, ask them to show 7, which is 5 fingers on the left hand and 2 on the right hand. It does not matter which fingers to use on a hand.
Listen to a group of children singing Yellow is the Sun.
Ever get confused as to which months have 30 days and which have 31? Click on the song titles below and get ready to smile, sing along, and learn….
Thirty Days has September now has a sister version! Using transparent number naming (math-way of number naming), Three-Ten Days has September is available.
Writing Numbers helps the child know where to start to write numbers. It is very important that a child learn to write numbers clearly and efficiently. In standard fonts, a 9 is an inverted 6, which is confusing for many children, especially those with dyslexia. The numerals used in RightStart™ Mathematics are designed to be easy to learn to write and read.
Listen to a group of children singing Writing Numbers.
These songs are also available on the Yellow is the Sun CD.Music is produced, arranged, and performed by The Hawkins Family, current users of the RightStart™ Mathematics curriculum, second edition. Sunny can be reached at SunnyHawkins@facebook.com.