Numbers, numbers everywhere

Number recognition is a key concept for your toddler to prepare for preschool and kindergarten. Choose toddler learning toys with numbers, such as cash registers, toy phones and number puzzles, to help familiarize her with numbers and their names. While at home or on the go, play “Number I Spy” with your toddler, drawing her attention to grocery store aisle numbers, price tags, mail box numbers, and road signs. Play “Number of the Day” by writing a number on an index card, then helping your child find it on cereal boxes, television remotes, keyboards, and toys. Encourage your toddler to search for numbers wherever she goes, praising her when she names the number correctly.