Your child will play a tapping game to count numbers between one and ten in the correct order.
First, introduce the game by saying “Let’s play a tapping game with numbers!” Show your child how to count from one to ten tapping the table once for each number you say (for example, “1” [tap], “2” [tap], “3” [tap]). Next, your child will tap the table once for each number you say as you count together. Your child can repeat after you or count with you.
Finally, your child will tap once for each number as she counts on her own, but this time using a wooden spoon to tap on a bowl or bucket like a drum. You can experiment with different rhythms of tapping, as long as your child is counting in the correct order and tapping only once for each number.
Other variations of the game include: