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Concept of Number

Your pre-schooler will learn that the number "3" refers to three objects, such as his 3 fingers.The most important topic your child learns in Pre-K is developing the concept of number.You can help your child understand that number words refer to quantity. The number "1" refers to a single object - in this case, one balloon. The number "2" refers to two objects - two balloons. And the number "3" refers to three objects - three balloons.Help your child to understand that the last word they state in counting tells "how many." One... two... three... Three balloons!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16B6VYepUagBy the end of Pre-K, your child will be able to count up to ten things arranged in a line and ten things arranged in a rectangular array. This is important because students will use this formation when learning to add and subtract.Counting out is important, too. You child can "count out" a given number of objects. Ask, "Can you count out five stars?"Practicing this concept of number at home will build a strong foundation for learning math. By doing this, you can help your child be the best counter in the whole neighborhood! 

Pre-Kindergarten Common Core Standards

Counting & Cardinality: Count to tell the number of objects.

(PK.CC.3) Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities to 10; connect counting to cardinality.(PK.CC.4) Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 10 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 5 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-10, count out that many objects.