Learning to Count Activities

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This website has a huge selection of great counting books:

Counting Books

Here are some of Rory and Oliver’s favourites:

·         Counting Kisses

·         Three Little Pigs

·         Three Billy Goats Gruff

·         5 Little Monkeys

·         Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

·         Ten Black Dots

·         Very Hungry Caterpillar

·         One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

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This website has a great selection of counting songs and links to their you-tube versions!

Counting Songs

Here are some of our favourites:

·         This old man

·         Five little ducks

·         1, 2 buckle your shoe

·         99 Bottles of Beer on the wall (just seeing if you’re listening!)

·         10 Little Fingers

·         One Elephant

·         Five Brown Buns

·         Ten in the bed

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·         Anything with dice

·         Richard Scarry’s Busy Town Game

·         The sneaky, snacky squirrel game

·         Pengaloo Game

·         Dominoes

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You don’t really need technology to support early counting, but who doesn’t love a good app every now and then! I discovered graphite.org and it is my number one go-to spot whenever I want to add tech to a lesson. We haven’t tried these yet, but here are their top suggestions:


Love to count

Bugs and numbers

Numbers Counting Adventures

And here are some suggestions from Van de Walle:

Okta’s Rescue


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Count anything that moves! Learning to count is easier when children can move the objects while they count them. That being said, you can count anything that doesn’t move also!

Do you have more suggestions that would encourage learning to count? Write them in the comments below! Ready?


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