Everyday Fun With Counting: Let’s Talk About Math Video

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Watch to see how an understanding of counting develops from birth to 5 years old.

Counting is an understanding of:

  • Hearing the number sequence and, with experience, learning number names and repeating them in order.
  • Observing adults counting objects and, in time, practicing how to count by saying the number sequence themselves.
  • Talking about the amount of things by using number words or words like “more” or “a lot.”

Download a handout with fun activities designed to support young children’s growing counting skills from birth to 5 years old below.

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