Very young children learn by doing and experiencing. The first thing a child learns in maths is counting. It is important to teach your child in a way which is suited to the way children learn. **They learn through experience.**

Make it part of your child’s life. Make it enjoyable.

**Count everything.**

One nose.

One, two eyes.

One, two, three, four, five fingers.

Count toys, books, food, steps your child takes walking.

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All these things are important parts of your child’s life.

**Later teach the numbers**

The numbers are just symbols which represent something. When your child understands that 4 toys, 4 steps, 4 books is 4 of something your child will understand the number 4.

Remember – make it enjoyable. Be enthusiastic especially through your tone of voice and facial expressions. Act as if it is fun.

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If you link pleasure to numbers you will be laying the foundation for enjoying maths.