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Counting for kicks

A simple kick about in the park together is a great way for your child to have fun, keep busy – and use numbers. After all – counting goals, touches and keepie-uppies is all about counting. Watch this short video to see how your visits to the park could soon add up.

Handy tips

Choose a letter of the alphabet, then ask your child to write down a food, an animal, a name, and a place that begins with this letter.

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.

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.