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Project Play – Filling it Up


Counting requires children to know that a number represents a certain quantity.

Count with your child when you are filling something up…her water cup, her milk glass or even the bathtub if you want to count really high!  See how high you count until you have enough.  Ask her, “If we count just a few numbers, do we have a lot or a little?”

Here are some more advanced variations.  Each night, chart the number you count to and write it on a piece of paper.  Compare one night to another to see which number is the greatest.  You can also point to a place on the glass or inside the bathtub and guess how high you will have to count to reach that point!

Happy Playing!