Counting can be a fun task for young children. Counting is the act of determining the number of elements in a set or a group. It is an important foundation for understanding mathematics. By the age of 2 to 3 years, kids start to develop counting skills, and most of them are able to count to 5. Children will begin counting forward and should be provided a lot of experience practicing this new skill.
When teaching counting, parents or teachers often use common objects, such as apples or cookies, as the visual representations of numbers. Engaging kids in such visual activities can help them easily understand abstract math concepts. Finger-counting works the same way as using those common objects for learning counting. With the advantage of almost always being available, finger-counting is a very good visual activity to assist kids in learning counting.
This worksheet provides the numbers from 1 to 10 in the standard numeric form and the word form, together with their corresponding finger gestures. Parents could use it to teach kids counting from 1 to 10. It is helpful to encourage kids to represent numbers by saying numbers in words, pairing with finger gestures. This could improve their mathematical capability, improve their finger sense, and boost their brain power.