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Fitting more time into your day with Read, Write, Count

We all know what it feels like to want another 5 minutes in bed. How about 2 minutes for tooth brushing? Or 10 minutes until tea time? Fit more time into your day with this fun video, and find out how telling the time together can make every minute count.

Handy tips

Try taking it in turns to say alternate numbers to 30, while rolling or throwing a ball back and forth. Then, if you’re up for a challenge, try it backwards and in 2s. Start at different numbers, or if you don’t have a ball handy pat your tummy or clap your hands while you count.

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!

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.