At the store? Ask your child to find one orange, two apples, and three bananas (or any items on your list). As they bring them to the cart, have them count out each item one by one. Take one of the items out and ask them how many are now left.
See what your child is learning
When you use everyday experiences to teach counting, the idea that numbers stand for actual objects becomes real. With this game, they’re counting backward and forwar””using the skills of focus, self-control, and remembering.