Tactile: Have the children match objects based on textures Alphabet: Have children match lowercase letter to corresponding uppercase letter Number: Have children match the number to the corresponding number of objects Color: Have children match objects to a color Vocabulary: Have children match vocabulary word to corresponding picture
Matching provides an opportunity for children to master a skill and through repetition they can demonstrate mastery of that skill. The focus of a matching activity can be a lesson in vocabulary, birds, animals or colors. The list is endless. Matching, as with many science and math activities, is best learned when they are part of a child’s everyday life. As children are putting together a puzzle, they are matching shapes. When they are putting on their shoes and socks, they are matching objects. Children can help with the laundry by sorting colors or fabrics. Everyday activities that children experience during play and daily tasks will provide many opportunities for them to learn math and science concepts.
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Additional PBS LearningMedia Resources: Scrub-a-Dub | Peg + Cat The animals are filthy. Help the farmer get them sparkly and clean by matching each animal to the correct tub, in this game based on the series Peg + Cat.
Dino Drink | Dinosaur Train Dinosaurs need to drink a LOT of water, and this event showcases their incredible sipping skills! The goal of the game is to pair the right sized cup with the right dinosaur.