Learning to count


Whether your minis are just starting to become familiar with numbers or are further along in their journey of learning to count, it’s not always easy. Sometimes it can be useful to discover a few fun products to help them with the task. Here are some of our favourites we have come across…

  1. Navy Lotto game by Djeco £13.95 is a simple bingo game for the whole family. Players catch the corresponding numbered and coloured fish using a magnetic rod and match them up to their board. As with many Djeco products, the bright and colourful box forms a part of the game, making it easy to store away and transport to their friends houses to play too.
  2. Lilliputiens Number Puzzle  is a beautiful puzzle set where your child can match up the colours and pictures on each piece to help them put the puzzle together. Then once you have finished, count up to 5!
  3. Hape Numbers Puzzle £12.99 provides your minis with endless ways to play with numbers. These wooden and colourful pieces from 1 to 20, can be added, subtracted, multiplied and so on.
  4. This Gro Company Gro-to-Bed duvet and pillow counting set £50.00 is not only a fun way of incorporating numbers into everyday life, but it is also ideal for toddlers because they stay securely on the bed. A bonus for us, as Harriet and Harry are constantly losing their duvets in the middle of the night!
  5. 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental  is an extra large book about a family who find a penguin mysteriously delivered to their door for every day of the year. Such a wonderful opportunity to count together. We tell you a bit more about this great book here.
  6. Kukkia Kiko+ Tanabata Star Dominos £36.00 are a delightful set of 100 birch wood stars that we love here at mini and MORE… Count them, arrange them into colours, watch them tumble down.
  7. 100 Bears by Magali Bardos  (translated from the French version) may well appeal to parents more than minis – a very eye-pleasing artsy book which would be just as at home on your coffee table as in the playroom. Join a group of adventurous bears chasing them from number 1 to 100 through forests and cities, coming across cats and butterflies on the way. The colours are bright and interesting and the pages busy with retro illustrations. It isn’t a book to read the whole way through in one sitting, and though it has narrative, it isn’t really a story. It is simply a bright and colourful book which the minis will love to flick through and count along with.

Are your minis starting to become familiar with numbers and learning to count? Let us know if you have come across any really fun and useful products that have been helpful.

Please note that prices are correct at the time of publishing.



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