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Wednesday 13th January

Today in Nursery we are practising our touch counting skills from numbers 1-5. The children are encouraged to collect up to 5 objects. These could be items such as pegs, buttons or teddies. Encourage the children to count the objects in the correct order while touching one at time .
If your child struggles with this or they are in the Little Bears class we are not expecting them to be able to do the above, however they may be able to count in sequence from 1-5. You can sing number songs including:
1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive, 5 current buns or 5 cheeky monkeys jumping in a tree to help your child become aware of which order the numbers follow in. If this is still slightly difficult as long as your children are attempting to count even if in a random order this is still part of their learning. 
Please upload any observations on this to your child's learning book
Here are some developmental steps for you to use as a rough guide depending on your child's age in months:
16-26 months - Says counting words randomly
22-36 months - Recites some number names in sequence 
30-50 months - Shows an interest in representing numbers
40-60months - Counts up to three or four objects by saying one number at a time