Primary school kids will love these original Montessori designed tracing and counting boards. Add them into any early years learning framework and they’ll be a hit! It will help your little ones learn how to form their numbers correctly and learn what each number represents. This is a maple hardwood board engraved with gently curved grooves, providing a form to trace with either your finger or the included tracing stick.
Reversible Numbers and Counting. It measures 27cm x 19cm and is 1.27cm thick.
When ordering a version with the Counting Side, we include 160 balls that are 1.27cm diameter. Wool Balls – sent as an assortment of 11 red, 12 orange, 13 yellow, 14 light green, 15 dark green, 16 blue, 17 indigo, 18 violet, 19 pink, and 20 white. Since each color has a specific number, your child will engage their minds further in counting and placing them correctly on the board. Please keep in mind the balls can pose a choking hazard for young children, so we recommend using the balls with children only over the age of 3 years old. We did hear back from one customer that instead of using the balls, she put cherrios in their place. I’d even think it would be fun with raisins, chocolate chips, etc. Many others have used beads, small stones, and even flower petals to fill the dimples and large tracing numbers of the board.
The reverse side of the board has large numbers and grooves that you will trace to feel the motion of writing each number. You may also enjoy doing crayon rubbings of the numbers or filling their grooves with the balls from the counting side (or other things such as beads, stones, etc).
These are made to order and although we do carry some already made, any we have to add on will result in a general turn around time is two to three weeks roughly.