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Hometime

You don’t have to go far to find lots of fun ways to help your child count. It can be really easy to bring numbers into everyday activities at home – from breakfast to bedtime.

Breakfast by numbers

When you’re tucking into your morning breakfast bowl, have a go at using your cereal packs to count the number of words beginning with the same letter. Or, for fun, you could try and find rhyming words together.

Two dice = six sides each = lots of different numbers!

Playing dice games with your child is a simple way you can help them with their counting - and is ideal if you’re looking for a quick and easy game for two to play.

Shaping up

If you’re having some quiet time together and want a simple game you can play while you’re chilling out, why not try spotting shapes? How many circles, triangles or squares can your child spot in the room? After they've named the shape, they could look for other items with the same shape.

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Hey! There are loads of fun ways to Write too.

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?

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.

Kids love doing grown-up things. So the next time you pop out for a few things at the shops, why not let your child have a go at counting out and paying at the till?