I hadn't really thought about how we would use it initially. It was just time to take up the hallway numbers that had been going down the hallway for a couple of months. It did know that between JDaniel and I we would come up with a wide range of ideas.
It was fun to pretend to be a fireman climbing the ladder. Climbing horizontally instead of vertically was new and unique.
Some children like to start counting by counting from 1 on up to the number they need to start with. This activity can help them wrap their brains around starting at the agreed number and going on. It helped us build a foundation for counting on.
Hint: You may find that you need to make more rungs or a longer ladder if you are working beyond early addition facts. We had fun adding movement to simple addition facts.
If you want to work on subtraction facts, you could move down the ladder instead of up or by taking steps backwards.