# Learn to Count and Skip Count

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Got some time?  Count.  Count in the car.  Count on a walk.  Count making dinner.   By 1s, by 10s, by 2s, by 5s.  Counting is fun but takes repetition.

## Count by ones (1s) to one hundred (100)

• Count from one and see how high you can go!
• Count your fingers — make sure that you have ten.
• Hap Palmer music CD with the Number March song.
• Play an online counting game from abc.net.
• Count all the _________ you see  (trees, blue cars, red lights.)
• Make up a counting song.
• Count all your snack items.
• Play hopscotch.

## Count by tens (10s) (Also called skip counting by 10s.)

• Read the book Chica Chica 123.
• Teach your child how to count by 10s by counting by 10s up to 50.  Then, as your child masters it, continue on up to 100.

## Count by twos (2s)

• Teach the cheer, “2, 4, 6, 8, Who do we appreciate?  _______ (insert child’s name) Go, ____________!”
• Play a Dot to Dot online game by 2s from abcya.
• Learn a song. Musical counting by twos from Garden of Praise
• Read this book about counting penguins by twos.

## Count by fives (5s)

• Start counting by 5s by saying “5, 10, 15, 20.”  Have your child say it with you.  Repeat.  Add on when ready.
• Play this online Halloween game for kids with sequences of five, starting at any number!
• Count nickles.
• Use your hand and high five someone else while counting by fives.

Practice makes better. Keep practicing and you’ll see your kids catch on.

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