Did you know counting is a child’s very first step into math and it constitutes the most fundamental idea of that discipline?
Counting is the ability to identify how many objects are in a set, and it is the foundation for all other mathematics concepts. Counting also helps children develop their number sense, which is the understanding of numbers and their relationships.
Counting can be taught in a variety of ways, depending on the child’s age and abilities. For very young children, counting can be done with physical objects, such as blocks or beads.
Older children can learn to count by reciting numbers in sequence, or by counting on their fingers.
Choosing any of these methods, it is important to make counting fun and interactive, so that the child enjoys learning this important skill.
Feel free to choose from the following counting activities!