Count Anything. Here's Why.

Count Anything. Here's Why.

By Kindergarten, children must demonstrate when counting objects, that they say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

This is called rational counting. Rational counting is when objects or events are matched up with a number name. This helps build the concept of quantity. 

So go ahead and count. Count anything. And as you count, touch the object to match the item with its number name.  

Things to keep in mind:

Try to count things that are mostly the same. 

Try to count big things and compare the same number with little things. 

Use everyday opportunities to find items to count. 

 

Count trains as you play with them.

Count trains as you play with them.

Count the amount of stairs that you watch someone else climb. 

Count the amount of stairs that you watch someone else climb. 

Count the amount of stairs that you climb.

Count the amount of stairs that you climb.

Count classified objects. 

Count classified objects. 

Count items you find outside of your home. 

Count items you find outside of your home. 

Count tools that are alike. 

Count tools that are alike. 

Count blueberries at breakfast. 

Count blueberries at breakfast. 

So go ahead, and count everything. Remember to touch as you count to practice rational counting. 

What's your favorite item to count? I love to hear from you! 

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