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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

Pick somewhere your child goes to a lot – like their school, or the park, or a shop – and ask them to write down directions for how to get there from your home.

Singing counting songs such as 5 currant buns, 10 green bottles, can be a great way to help your child count backwards.

Choose a letter of the alphabet, then ask your child to write down a food, an animal, a name, and a place that begins with this letter.