Number rhymes can be great to encourage children to engage in using number words in correct order and developing an understanding of "take one" "one less" (most are minus). Using props alongside rhymes will encourage children to fully understand the mathematical concepts and aid transference to spontaneous use and experimentation play, especially if props are freely available during play.
Props can be made from everyday items, with or for children, or simply gathered from environment. Props are particularly suitable for children who need support in maintaining attention and or need support with receptive (understanding) language, such as those with Autism, Speech and language disorders, hearing impairments, visual impairments or English as and additional language.
These Props were simply made by covering a cylindrical tub in foil, sticking to a CD. Alliens made by cutting out shapes from funky foam and sticking to CD's to attach to flying saucer.
Printable props and words can be downloaded here.
"The only thing better than singing is more singing." Ella Fitzgerald