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Games for two

Counting with your child is a good way to get them thinking and keep engaged while you spend quality time together.

Number magnets

You can break up number magnets, mix them up and help your child count forwards from Zero-10. Stick each number on the fridge or the radiator as you go. When you've stuck all the numbers up, why not count backwards from 10-Zero together?

Snakes and ladders

Quick questions can help your child learn while they play - try asking them happens when you land on a snake? What comes after 29? Can you try counting in tens up the board? You could show them how to use their counter or finger to count up the board as you go.

Penny Tumble

Have you ever tried Penny Tumble? Just put 10 coins of the same type into a small container. One person can choose heads, the other tails. Then shake and spill to see who has the most. Count up how many wins each person gets.

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Handy tips

Create a tally chart, for example to 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 vegetable or type of music is their least favourite!

Seasonal: Make a gift list for Christmas/the holidays – what’s on your list? What do you need to get for your friends and family?

Have a go at making a simple shopping list together, and looking online to work out how much it would cost. What’s the change from £10?