Sing a Song
Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Unos, dos, tres deditos, (One, two, three little fingers,)
Cuatro, cinco, seis deditos, (Four, five, six little fingers,)
Siete, ocho, nueve deditos, (Seven, eight, nine little fingers,)
Y uno más son diez. (And one more is ten.)
Learn 1-10 in Spanish with this song!
Use slips of paper to create flash cards that feature numerals on one side and the corresponding numbers written out in English and Spanish on the other (e.g., 1/one, uno). Include numbers 1-10. Once the flash cards are ready, use them to practice English and Spanish numbers with your child. Point to each numeral and word as you guide them through saying each one; this will help them associate words and sounds, aiding their literacy development. Bonus: Write the text for each flash card in a different color to open up opportunities for your child to practice their color words.
Read a Book
Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries
- One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Greenfield Thong; illustrated by John Parra
- Count Me in: A Parade of Mexican Folk Art Numbers in English and Spanish by Cynthia Weill
See the October Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!