Numbers and counting are an integral part of our world. Therefore, even the very little ones are confronted with it. At some point, children start counting all by themselves. This usually happens from around the age of three and at the beginning is simply reciting the series of numbers by heart. With gaps that are more or less large, the numbers are proudly counted up from one. If you as a parent want to encourage your child in this number phase, number games are now exactly the right thing.
Discover the world of numbers with counting rhymes
Children love rhymes and songs, and you can take advantage of that as you learn numbers too. A very popular nursery rhyme goes like this:
"One two police,
three, four, pen and paper,
five, six, old hex,
seven, eight, a clown who laughs
nine, ten, we have to go soon
eleven, twelve, gray wolves,
thirteen, fourteen, goodbye! "
This rhyme is very long and especially very small children are still overwhelmed with it. A simple rhyme that only counts to the number five goes like this:
"One two Three,
a shark swims in the water
there are snakes in the jungle,
and you have to catch!
One two three four five,
the frog has no stockings.
The mouse has no stockings
and you're out! "
In a group, you can recite the rhymes in the counting version with your children and point your finger at the individual group members. The one shown at the end of the rhyme is eliminated for the next round. Whoever is left at the end wins. Clever children will quickly find that the number of group members and their own place in the counting order has to do with whether or not they win in the end.
Learn numbers with educational toys
If your child has mastered the correct sequence of numbers, you can also convey the value of the numbers with our number dachshund. With the math learning toy with a Montessori background, your child can explore the world of numbers all by himself. Because under each cone with a number there is a quantity with dots. In this way, your child determines their own learning pace and keeps enjoying their new discoveries in the world of numbers.