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Counting Fruits from 1-10!




What is it

  1. Counting cards with dot prompt (with numbers 1-10)

  2. Counting cards with dot prompt to practise


Teaching Objectives

  • Develop one to one correspondence

  • Develop numeracy skills

  • Learn to count from 1 to 10

  • Recognize and identify numbers 1 to 10


How to use

  • Cut out the cards along the lines provided

  • Present one card at a time and ask your child to count along with you! (How many apples are there?)

  • Paste dot stickers, use dot markers or put counters on the dot prompt to guide your child’s counting.

  • When he is more proficient, get your child to use his finger to point at each fruit individually as he counts.

  • Help your child associate the number that he has counted by pointing on the number on the card. (“There are 3 apples, this is the number 3!”)

  • Use the cards without numbers to practise 




Teaching tips

  • Start with smaller numbers (ie. 1-5) first. Introduce the bigger numbers when your child is more consistent with counting 

  • Encourage your child by counting along with him at the start and pausing at the last few fruits to allow your child to count on his own

  • Use songs to make counting more fun! (e.g. 1 little, 2 little, 3 little apples)


Embed more learning opportunities

  • Generalise this skill by counting fruits during snack time

  • Develop language skills by playing I spy (“I spy 3 apples”)

  • Use these cards as props during pretend play. (e.g We need 3 apples to bake a cake / We need to buy 3 apples from the supermarket)



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