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The Count on NPR

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by DTWolf, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. DTWolf

    DTWolf Member

    NPR's All Things Considered has a segment about the best way to teach children numbers. It begins with a recording of Count von Count counting three apples.

    You can find it here:

    http://www.npr.org/2010/11/13/131297817/talking-numbers-counts-for-kids-math-skills

    The bottom line of the story: engaging kids in the counting process (for instance, by pointing to things as you count them) is a lot more effective than, say, simply teaching them to recite the numbers 1-10.

    Which is to say, Sesame Street has been doing it right for 40 years.
     

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