The first steps of learning to count start by using a sequence of counting words, starting from one. Once children become familiar with the sequence e.g. 1,2,3 they are able to then start identifying the number that comes before for after a number without having to start at one.
Counting forwards and backwards is essential knowledge for early addition and subtraction, and strategies such as counting on and counting back.
So what does our Kindy Curriculum say about learning to count ..read more