Counting in, and counting out
You can play counting games indoors, outdoors – anywhere and everywhere you go. Try out some of these different activities with your child to keep their minds busy, wherever you are.
On the move
Spot the number
Read a book together and play I-Spy with the pictures – can your child find something in the book beginning with say P? Or D? You could try lots of other letters, too.
Most kids love popping bubble wrap – and if you have lying around at home, why not have a bubble wrap race? Who can pop the most in a minute? You can count the burst bubbles together to find out.
Singing counting songs such as 5 currant buns, 10 green bottles, can be a great way to help your child count backwards.