I think that teaching your little ones how to count is one of the best experiences ever! I love hearing their little voices repeat the numbers over and over. The way they pronounce some of the numbers is just adorable and are usually done in a sweet, sing-song manner.
I love giving my toddlers a stack of items and watch them count them out and sort them. It is a great busy activity if you have a baby to tend to, or an older child that needs help with their school work. We love to practice counting in many different ways.
Teaching counting is one of the first things I teach my children when they are able to talk and respond back to me. This can be done in many different ways. You can use songs and repetition, or toys and small items. As a homeschool family, my little ones are always wanting to “do school” like their older siblings. This is where free printables come in handy.
Printables are a great way to practice counting skills, and help your children to learn how to count. There are tons of printables that you can use in your homeschool. They can get pretty overwhelming, so we have broken them down by different types to help you out.
I like using worksheets for some extra practice help for my kids. I like to print them out and store in a binder, or a math manipulative busy box.
Counting cards and counting mats are wonderful for kids that enjoy hands-on activities. The cards and the mats are great to help kids with their fine motor skills while they are learning to count, and sort at the same time.
Tons of FREE Printables:
FREE Preschool Counting and Matching Cards – these easy to use cards will help your children practice counting 1-15 objects and match the halves of the cards. They can also color them in themselves, or you can print them out in color.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!