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These toddler counting activities are a great way to teach toddlers to count and recognize numbers using counting games and play based activities. 
Toddler Counting Activities

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Counting Activities for Toddlers

Counting and number recognition are skills that toddlers will learn through games, activities and play. The more you talk about numbers and point them out in real life, the more inquisitive they will be.

Just like exposure to reading and books is so important, the same applies to numbers. We like to play 'number detectives' and look for numbers when we are out and about. Try to count whenever you get the chance (walking up steps, counting crackers for lunch, counting how many shoes etc).

The key to counting is learning one to one correspondence (pointing to each item and allocating it a number). These counting activities for toddlers are a great introduction, and I'm sure they'll have lots of fun with them! You may like to try these activities in conjunction with our ABC Activities for Toddlers.

Play Based Number & Counting Activities 

These number do-a-dots have been very popular in our house and there are so many ways you can use them. Get the free printable HERE. 

Toddler Counting Activities

More fun toddler counting ideas to explore at home 

Toddler Counting Activities

Powerful Mothering - Counting Caterpillar Busy Bag

Toddler Approved - Race to Lose Tooth Counting Game

Stir the Wonder - Count and Smash Play Dough

School Time Snippets - Counting Ice Cream Scoops


Toddler Counting Activities Nurture Store Blog - Straw and Pom Poms Counting Game

Glued to My Crafts Blog - Counting Dinosaurs Game

Tutus and Tea Parties - Number Counting Box

School Time Snippets - Counting Raindrops


Toddler Counting Activities 3A Little Pinch of Perfect - Counting Activity with Play Dough

Rainy Day Mum - Frog Counting Game

The Imagination Tree - Count and Sort Posting Box Game

I Heart Crafty Things - Counting Crocodiles


Toddler Counting Activities 4Toddler Approved - Lily Pad Math Hop

Modern Pre-school - Bee Pollen Counting Activity

I Can Teach My Child - Animal Cracker Counting

The Pinterested Parent - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Game


Toddler Counting Activities 5Where Imagination Grows - Craft Stick Tactile Counting Game

School Time Snippets - Fish Fingerprint Counting Activity

The Elementary Math Maniac - Magnetic Craft Stick Counting Activity

Best Toys 4 Toddlers - Fish Crackers Counting


Toddler Counting Activities 6Kids Activities Blog - Counting Garden

Life Over C's - Sily Monsters Counting to 10

Click Pray Love - Counting with Bowls and Pom Poms

It's Our Long Story - Counting Ducks

If you are looking for some great counting and number resources we have found a few of our favorites from Amazon.

For more fun toddler activity ideas why not join our Facebook Group or follow us on Instagram - follow @myboredtoddler and use #myboredtoddler. 

Some posts you may enjoy are our Indoor Activities for Toddlers 

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Jennifer Kelly

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Oh my gosh I am so happy I have found your blog! I have a toddler who is a monster and I think she is really going to love some of these ideas, thanks for sharing. I can't wait to come back! #FamilyJoy

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