Counting and One-to-One Correspondence
Your Child, Master of 1-2-3's: Improving on the Early Math Skills of Counting and One-to-One Correspondence
Your child is reaching an age of expanding mathematical understanding! Now that he is three years old, he is clearly becoming familiar with the idea of numbers and will begin to show off his early math skills. When reading counting books together, you will start to see him recognize written numbers and point them out to you. Knowing that numbers represent age, he may proudly tell you his age (whether or not it's the correct age is another story!). He may even start holding up his fingers to show you his age or a quantity. Your child will also develop a greater ability to compare and contrast objects by now, telling you which of two objects are bigger or longer. But one of the most exciting developments during his fourth year will be his increasing ability to start counting small quantities, usually up to five. He may demonstrate this skill by counting how many crackers are on his plate or how many blocks are in a tower he just built.
Has your child achieved the following Counting and One-to-One Correspondence developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.