Short chain game. You can just make out the starting numbers on the mini-whiteboard next to Skeeterbug. I had to watch the video on this one to figure out how to play it.
Add the two numbers together and choose the card with the answer (ignoring the tens). So in the first pile 1+8=9, 8+9=17 (drop the 1), 9+7=16 (again dropping the 1). There are four chains. You choose your cards from those piles on his left, you can only choose one of the top cards.
Meanwhile Jitterbug sat nearby working on a platypus puzzle. Cute smile. He worked on this puzzle over and over and over that day. He even took it to bed with him. Hasn’t touched it since.
When you are done you can arrange the chains so they fit together. Each pile flows into the next.
The next day we did the long chain game but I don’t have a picture of it finished.
Here’s the video to explain it better.
Jitterbug’s favourite game right now is Skip Counting Memory. This is nowhere near his level and he doesn’t even know the names of all the numbers. But he’s learning. He saw me playing it with Skeeterbug and wanted a go. He enjoys looking at the patterns on the envelopes. He asks me to play it with him nearly everyday. He really likes memory games right now.
Here’s another video to explain the game.
RightStart makes a games manual that you can use without using their whole curriculum. It’s available in their supplements section here. (I’m not an affiliate, just like their products!)