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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

Making crayon rubbings of coins is a great way to help your child find out about the numbers on coins, and the different sizes of each coin.

You can play guessing games anywhere and everywhere. It’s an easy way to make a walk to school, or a car or bus journey more fun. Just think of a number between 0-30 and get your child to guess what it is. You can help them by saying ‘higher’ or ‘lower’.

Even mealtimes can turn into storytimes. Ask your child to create a story about the Cutlery family – with characters like Peggy Plate, Jamie Knife, Fiona Fork and Baby Spoon.