- Make counting part of your daily routine. Count your baby’s fingers and toes while getting dressed. Count everyday objects such as for “For lunch, you have 4 pieces of banana and 12 cherrios.”
- Sing nursery rhymes that involve counting such as “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” or “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”. There are countless nursery rhymes and songs for babies, many of which focus on numbers. The Library’s Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Fingerplays resource includes favorite rhymes and tips for using them to develop language skills. Visit the Library and ask for a copy of our Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Fingerplays resource.