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HealthWiki > Helping Children Who Are Blind > Chapter 7: Thinking Skills > Counting

To help your child learn to count

Throughout the day, look for ways to teach your child to count.

a boy and a small child counting buttons on the child's shirt.
Let’s count the buttons: 1, 2, 3...
1, 2, 3...
a man speaking to a boy near a table with bowls on it.
Let’s count the spoons you have. Are there enough for everyone?
a man speaking as a boy holds 2 balls; 2 smaller balls are on the floor.
Good, Pedro! You found the big balls. Let’s count them: 1, 2...

When your child is
matching and sorting
objects, you can also
teach him to count.

Make a simple counting frame. Your child can slide beads or rings from one side to the other to count, add, and subtract.

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When your child becomes more skilled with numbers, he can learn to use the methods in your community that rely on touch, like counting stones or using an abacus.