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These activities must be played several times over many days using a variety of resources. The more you have to scaffold your child’s thoughts the more practise they need. That is to say if you ask your child a question and they give you a short / part explanation or none at all so that it requires you to ask another question, or prompt their thinking to explain further, this is scaffolding. Your questions, prompts, body language are guiding their thinking. Ideally we want the children to be able to speak / explain at length (in 3, 4, 5 sentences) independently. This demonstrates understanding.


Make individual number cards to 10 initially, then 20, 30 etc as your child develops.