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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Amaze… that is fairly detailed, with thanks.
nice ideas..I am gonna check out the halloween page..my son has always been a great counter and starting out by 5s would be a great idea.
Great ideas! Right now we are counting all of our snacks constantly! Fingers and toes are good too!