Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Counting and Numbers Knowing numbers and learning how to count are important early math skills. When reading a picture book, count the number of objects on a page. As you drive around town, point out the numbers you see on buildings, billboards, and street signs. Ask your child to bring you a specific number of objects, such as two books or four crayons. Play a game of “I Spy”with magnetic numbers on the refrigerator. “I spy the number 5.” While traveling, count the number of red (or blue) cars you see. To help develop a good foundation for math, look for opportunities to have your child count items and compare and sort objects. MATH Readiness Sometimes children have difficulty understanding the question“how many?” If you show children three items and ask how many, they will often count the items. Help your child understand that when answering the question,“how many?” it is the last number that’s counted. “How many?” 10