Here’s a really simple activity to help develop counting.

Using a metronome,

it’s as simple as counting along with each beat.

In Australia, New South Wales, Kindergarten children (aged 5) are working towards being able to count forwards to 30 from a given number and backwards from a given number in the range 0 – 20, so don’t forget to practise counting backwards as well as forwards.

If you don’t have a metronome you could make a pendulum from string and anything that can be used as a weight.

N & M: 3 years, 9 months

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