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Here are some great ways you can help your child count, get family and friends involved, and keep everyone entertained. More people equals more fun

Create a tally chart

This is a fun way to get everyone in the family involved. For example, you could find out the family’s favourite animal or fruit or tv show. You could also do it the other way round, and find out which type of music, or vegetable is their least favourite. Hello, Brussel sprouts!

Jump to the beat

Put some music on, dance around, and get your kids to count out different actions with you - like 10 hops or 16 jumps - in time to the music. It will get them laughing, and it's a good way to use up some excess energy too!

Bursting bubbles

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.

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Handy tips

Kids love to talk about their favourite characters from their tv shows or cartoons they like. You could get them to write about them, too. Ask your child to say why they like that character? Are they funny, clever, do they have special powers?

Writing a list can be a great way for kids to use their imagination. Ask your child what they’d pack if they were going into the jungle? What might they find there, and would they need to include any special items?

Try breakfast by numbers, using your morning cereal packs to count the number of words beginning with the same letter. Or, for fun, you could try and find rhyming words together.