# Counting and recognising numbers up to 20

To get really good at those skills you need to add numbers whenever you can and count everything.

## Recognising numbers to 20

### Join it with a story

Linking maths with literacy is super easy and allows your child to free their imagination and understand the story in greater depth. Check this idea. All you need are some boxes or cubes with numbers on, little vegetable and fruit counters.

### Put numbers on toys

Pick the toys that your child likes (jungle animals, cars, etc.). Next stick numberes on them. Finally,together with your child, put the toys in order. At the beginning use a number line as a guidance. While your child’s confidence grows hide the number line - say “oh, I don’t remember where I put it. Well, that will not stop us! Let’s check if we remember the number in order without it”.
Other ideas: Put numbers on cars and make a race, or stick numbers on soft toys and invite them for tea - in order.

### Make bean bags with numbers

If you like little craft project from time to time make bean bags with numbers. Use any expired grains you have in a pantry. Oh, don’t bother sewing the numbers on! Use fabric glue. It is the best! If you don’t have a fabric, go to your local shop and check their remnants basket.

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### Numicon

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### Wooden caterpillar

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## Counting to 20

### How many scoops of pasta would you like?

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### How many legs?

Use a large hundred square. Each time a new animal joins the party count the legs and cross the correct amount on a hundred square. At the end you will have the amount of legs that came in.

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### Rocket Game

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### Colourful stacking counters

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### Gemstones / Acrylic stones

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### Abacus

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