“The kids are enthusiastic about participating in Let’s Count. It is really nice to be part of a program where the whole family can get involved,” says Sarah, mum to four-year-old Kate.
Preschooler Kate is participating in The Smith Family’s Let’s Count program, which improves the early numeracy skills of children aged three to five years. Early childhood educators, who have been trained in Let’s Count, encourage children in their care to explore numeracy in their everyday experiences. They also provide parents with practical skills and ideas to take home and share with their children.
Playtime has never been so much fun at Kate’s house as she builds her numeracy skills. Playing games such as dominoes with her siblings and helping out in the kitchen by counting and measuring ingredients, Kate is having fun while she learns.
“It is really nice to be part of a program where the whole family can get involved.”
“Kate particularly enjoyed showing us all how she can count all the animals in a story. We read the book four times and each time she got more excited because she knew she could count and was getting more confident,” explains Sarah.
“As a parent, it made me feel more involved in my daughter’s learning. It was really nice using the Let’s Count kit to put a strong focus on Kate’s skills and it also gave her the confidence to show us more of what she has learnt.”
Our Foundation has proudly supported The Smith Family’s Let’s Count program since 2011.
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