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2 year\nolds learn to count when their parents recite nursery rhymes (“one, two, buckle my\nshoe”) or read number story books. Grandparents sing “the ants go marching one\nby one….”.With so many opportunities to learn to count why do you need to\nprovide countingtoys for 2 year olds?

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are counting toys for 2 year olds necessary

Are Counting Toys for 2 Year Olds Necessary?

Children learn to count during every day experiences. Parents and caregivers teach

toddlers to count when they are placing “one, two, three” cheerios in a bowl.

Together the child and adult will count the stairs as they climb up or down. 2 year

olds learn to count when their parents recite nursery rhymes (“one, two, buckle my

shoe”) or read number story books. Grandparents sing “the ants go marching one

by one….”.With so many opportunities to learn to count why do you need to

provide countingtoys for 2 year olds?

Learning to count by rote or memory, as shown in the above examples, is a first

and very important step in acknowledging that numbers exist. However it is very

different from understanding numbers;numerals must be related to mathematical

concepts. A child who can recite numbers doesn’tnecessarily know what they

actually mean. best toys for 2 year old boys build on the recognition of numbers

in vocabulary and relay this to the foundations of math concepts.

A basic concept is the matching of the word “one” to one object, and “two” to two

objects, and so on. A quality best toddler toys for 2 year old provides this

opportunity. Matching a plastic bear to one dot along with the numeral one

reinforces this concept. It is visual and hands on. It reinforces the understanding of

number sense.

Best learning toys for 2 year olds go beyond simple rote counting. They provide

the opportunity to learn the language of math. 2 plastic bears are more than one.

Three are less than 4. 2 red bears are equal to 2 blue bears.

best interactive toys for toddlers can also

Best interactive toys for toddlers can also contribute to awareness of geometry.

Placing 3 red bears in a row, then 3 blue bears and 3 green bears shows a pattern. 3

red, 2 blue and 1 green shows another pattern.

There are manyvarieties of counting toys for two year olds. There are games,

puzzles, building blocks and nesting cups. Withadult guidance almost any toddler

toy can encourage counting and number sense. The best toys let children explore

numbers ontheir own and reinforce their understanding. An example of a simple

and traditional counting toy that can be integrated into multiple learning

occasions is the Skoolzy.com 6 PC PLAYING DICE GAME NIGHT MATH

MANIPULATIVE.

This colorful and sturdy dice set can be used in many play situations – roll the dice

and match the dots to the number of plastic bears. Roll the dice and add the bears.

Roll again and take away.

Adults play a large part in teaching toddlers to count. Using nuts and bolts toys

for toddlers reinforce the learning and simply add to the child’s success.

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sets for toddlers, peg boards for toddlers, educational toys for toddlers

and preschoolers