Stage A: These children are just beginning to learn the ‘counting by ones’ sequence. They can recite small sections of the counting sequence. When counting objects, they are just beginning to coordinate one object with each number name.
Recite the counting sequence beyond ten
Coordinate counting objects with number names to at least ten
Use materials to show a given number less than ten
Possible Activities for Beginning Counting, Stage A:
Stage B: These children are confident counting to ten. They can recite the counting sequence beyond ten, coordinate counting objects with number names to at least ten and can use materials to show a given number less than ten.
Develop proficiency in counting objects by ones beyond twenty.
Count aloud to at least thirty.
Possible Activities for Beginning Counting, Stage B: