Counting Fruits from 1-10!
What is it
Counting cards with dot prompt (with numbers 1-10)
Counting cards with dot prompt to practise
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
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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