


Objectives  
Step 1 Show an interest in numbers and counting. Use some number names and
number language spontaneously Step 3 Count up to 3 or 4 objects by saying one number name for each item ELG Say and use number names in order in familiar contexts and recognise numerals 1 to 9 

Activity  
Read Kippers Toybox to the children counting and pointing to the toys in
the story. Encourage children to join in. Use a box with the same objects as in the
story (or any five toys). Count the toys back into the box and take one away.
Count the toys back out and children try to remember which one is missing. Children play the same memory game in small groups, children have their own set of object/pictures and hold up which they think is missing. 



Resources  
Kippers Toybox (by Mick Inkpen), box/bag, a selection of toys, pictures of toys, set of numerals.  


Assessment opportunities  
Step 1 Does the child listen and watch when adult is counting? Step 3 Can the child count the up to 4 of the toys accurately? ELG Can the child count the all toys independently and match the correct number symbol? 

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