Touch Counting 1-5
Key number facts
Count 5 objects, touch counting each object.
Ask your child to put 5 things in a line to count carefully.
Your child could count cars, lego, dolls, little figures, shoes, clothes, fruit or vegetables, spoons, cups, clothes pegs – anything!
If they struggle – then take turns so they can see and hear how to do it.
Play a board game - they are counting spaces as they move their counter. Does your child recognise the number straight away on the dice – with dots or with numerals? Often there are numbers on the board to identify. How many more spaces until you finish? What number do you need?
You put 5 things in a line – which is 1st, 3rd, 5th etc?
Make a line of 2 things, and then a line of 5 –Which is less? Which is more? How many more?
Remember little and often is best – just 5 minutes each day will really make a difference!