For maths today you will need a box.
The size of the box will depend on the size of the objects you decide to use.
Choose 6 objects/toys for counting. The number of objects will depend on your child's confidence in counting - you might want to begin with 5 objects and increase the number if you feel necessary.
Enabling your child to choose the objects will help to engage their attention and curiosity towards the task.
Once you have gathered the items, count them together as you place 5 of them into the box so that your child cannot see them.
Ask: "Can you use your fingers to show me how many toys we have hidden?"
Write this number down for your child to see or ask your child to identify the matching numeral using your number cards.
Add another toy/object to the box. Ask your child "How many are there now?" "Can you show me using your fingers?"
Then enable the child to see how many objects are in the box. Count the objects together to check.
You can do this numerous times using different numbers to begin with and placing more items in or taking items out - ensure that you encourage your child to keep track using their fingers each time.
You might want to take it in turns to ask each other questions.
Before we finish, I would like you to play Pat's Parcel Sorting Game.