-Find other ways to count to 30. For example, count to 30 with your eyes closed. After experimenting with different ways to count, ask questions such as: “Does the order of our counting change when we close our eyes? When we whisper count?” Discuss with the child that the order of counting always stays the same, regardless of how you count.
-Read "Christopher Counting" by Valeri Gorbachev. It is a sweet little story of a bunny who thinks counting is fun and includes many counting sequences.
Adjust for an older child
Challenge the older child to count to 40 or 50.
Adjust for a younger child
Count to ten with a three year old or to 15 with a child who is four.
What is being taught through this activity
Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Number and Operations