Match Number Names to Sets of Objects

Recommended Age: 3+ | Mathematical Topic: Counting


What To Do

Talk about number when you're playing with your child. If you're playing with toy cars, you can say, "Oh look! Three cars! One, two, three.“

What To Know

Research shows that children have an easier time learning if you label and then count, rather than asking "How many?" because children get to see how counting and number names are related.

Moving On

When your child can give you a number of objects upon request, it might be time to move on. Try asking for sets of 5 to 10 objects, as smaller sets (1 to 3) can be seen without counting.

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