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
Two dice = six sides each = lots of different numbers!
Put some music on, dance around, and get your child to count out different actions with you – like 10 hops or 16 jumps – in time to the music. It’s a good way to use up some excess energy too!
Try spotting shapes together – 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.
Get your kids to help a ‘book buddy’ to read. Buddies can be a younger sister or brother, or even a favourite soft toy. Letting your child help their book buddy to read will keep them occupied, and help them with their own reading.