Counting and rote learning

This week’s lessons will focus on counting. A child who has mastered the skill of rote counting is ready to begin practice with counting objects. It is important to give your child many opportunities daily to practice counting objects with one-to-one correspondence. If your child is having trouble counting small groups of items, encourage pushing objects to a new pile as each is counted. For example, if you have a pile of 5 pennies ask your child to push 1 penny to another place while saying “one”, push another penny to that place while saying “two”, etc. Keep doing this until all pennies have been “pushed and counted.”

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