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1, 2, 3 Incorporate Numbers & Counting Fun Into Your Everyday Experiences!

Deborah Sharp Libby
Early learning experiences that support number and counting knowledge are essential for children and provide a foundation for learning more advanced math concepts later on in school. Build on your children’s natural interest in numbers by immersing them in variety of experiences that cultivate, enrich and reinforce their understanding of numbers.

Incorporate numbers and counting into everyday experiences. Many common household tasks involve counting. Encourage your children to point and count cups, plates and silverware as you set the table. Count cookies, goldfish or pretzels as you set out a snack. Count crayons and markers, as you get ready to color. Count stairs as you walk up or down them. Count shoes, boots and gloves as you put them on and take them off. Count blocks as you build. Helping children learn about numbers and counting is easy and daily repetition and practice is important building little ones’ number knowledge and math confidence.

Playtime is another great time to count and work with numbers. Help your children identify and learn what the numerals 1 – 10 look like and support their developing knowledge of numbers. Make the numerals 1- 10 with Play Dough. Play games that involve numbers and counting like Uno and HiHo! Cherry-O. Counting books such as: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess, Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh and Chicka Chicka 1-2-3 by Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson and Lois Ehlert guarantee hours of counting fun. Sing songs and play finger rhymes such as Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate! Encourage your children to create their own stories that involve numbers and counting. It really is easy to make counting and working with numbers a part of your daily activities. VTech toys offer a wide range of learning fun exposing children of all ages to numbers and counting. Toys like the Spinning Lights Learning Hippo™, Smarts Shots Sports Center™, and the Touch and Learn Activity Desk™ are just a few of VTech’s terrific toys that introduce little ones to numbers. VTech’s Kidizoom™ Smart Watch DX is perfect for kids who are interested in telling time and loaded with activities including monthly calendars and counting games that support young children’s growing knowledge of numbers and many other math concepts.

Encourage and support your child’s developing knowledge of numbers and counting. Make time daily for number and counting fun. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
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