Count Me In Too

Working with your child

How do children learn to count?
One of the first experiences children have with numbers is "counting". Counting starts as a pattern of words, just like a nursery rhyme. The children may not necessarily initially relate the words to a quantity.

Counting can be reinforced through story telling, picture books, songs and rhymes. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and the song Five Little Ducks all contain examples of counting. Use the navigation above to see some examples.

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