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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

Next time you’re in a shop, get your child to look for prices and check how much different things cost. You could turn it into a bit of a treasure hunt, and look for items that cost more than and less than £1. Or look for any item that costs £2 exactly. If something is on offer – 2 for £1, say – you could help your child work out what each individual item costs.

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

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.