Counting is the process of determining the number of elements in a collection of objects. Counting is an important foundation for understanding mathematics. Learning to count is the very first step of a kid entering into mathematics. Parents should look for opportunities to allow kids to count in order to help kids gain their early experiences on counting skills.
By age 2 to 3 years, most children are capable of counting up to five. Some of them may even count up to ten or twenty, though they may not always be correct. Counting could be fun for kids. Find ways to incorporate enjoyable counting practice into everyday lives of kids, such as counting toys, apples, balls. It is also effective for kids to practice this new skill by counting different objects in their environment. Such objects could be used as the visual representations of numbers. Through practicing, kids would understand the abstract concept of numbers: representing the quantity of various objects.
This worksheet shows how to count from zero to ten, corresponding with a group of common objects. They are watermelon, grapefruit, banana, sunflower, apple, tomato, daisy flower, ball, cherry, and strawberry. Practicing counting with different objects can help kids understand the meanings of numbers and master counting skills. It can also be accompanied by real objects to aid comprehension.