To help develop numeracy skills, children first need to understand the concept of “numbers”. Children start learning numeracy skills from the time they’re born. This learning happens from watching and experiencing numeracy in action, especially in everyday play and activities (https://raisingchildren.net.au/babies/play-learning/learning-ideas/early-numeracy)
Number beads is an activity that help children count. Prepare pipe cleaner and label with numbers at one of its end. Put beads in a container. Ask the children to thread beads into the pipe cleaner according to the numbers printed at the label at the pipe cleaner.
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