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You might be going to the seaside soon. Notice sea shells with your baby or toddler, and perhaps bring some home. Wash them and count them together.
Here's a story on youtube that your little one might enjoy. It's about "Five little seashells". After the introductory music, the video goes quiet so that you can read the story out loud yourself and count out loud too.
Children learn about numbers in a natural way through play and by counting real things in their everyday lives. The repetition of numbers in a fun way helps children remember the sequence of 1, 2, 3. Movement and rhymes also make it easier for a child to remember sounds – that’s why nursery rhymes are so great.
When out shopping, count food items with your child as you put them into your trolley. If you’re saying a nursery rhyme why not shake a plastic bottle filled with rice or small stones to the rhythm to make more noise.
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