If your child is too young to use the chart above, you can try this simpler version. This chart contains only the numbers and the number's names.
The bright colors will appeal to young children, as they begin to recognise and identify the numbers.
This colorful chart can be printed, cut out and used in various activities such as:
placing the numbers in sequential order
have your child select the next number as you count up to and down from 20
line up the numbers in order, then take away one number. Ask your child which number is missing.
Preschool Number Chart Activities
Print out these charts and have them stuck on a wall, door or fridge for easy reference.
Develop a daily routine where you count the numbers with your child. Perhaps before bedtime or when play time is over, go through some counting exercises to wind down your pre-schooler. Repetition and fun are the key to success.
Point to each number as you count on the numbers chart. Take turns pointing to the numbers - your child will benefit even more by being involved.
Once your child is able to recognise the numbers, start teaching your pre-schooler to recognise the word for each number. You can also have them count the objects next to each number.
Play games using the number chart. This is especially important once your child is confident with the numbers and you need to add some complexity to the lessons. Some games you can play are:
Find the number - ask your child to find random numbers on the numbers chart
What comes next - call out a number and have your child find the number that comes next on the numbers chart
Rocket ship - Count down from twenty with your child. Have your child crouch down with their hands together above their head. After you count down to one call blast off and have your child jump into the air.
Remember to make it as fun as possible. Don't let your child struggle through any activity as that is a sure way to turn them off counting.
Handwriting Numbers 1-20 Worksheets
This numbers worksheet can be used to help your child practise their handwriting and also learn to count to 20.
You can use this worksheet in conjuction with the number charts above, or on its own for handwriting practise.
Other Useful Tools to use with the Numbers Chart 1-20
Teaching your child to count is an important skill to pass on to your child.