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### Objective

To teach you child to learn to count the numbers from 7 to 10.

### Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will be able to count the numbers 7, 8, 9 and 10 in succession, and be understand their proper order. After this lesson and the other counting lessons in this unit, your child should be able to count all the way up to 10.

### Time requirement

20 minutes.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

### Introductory activity

1. Take some food that your child likes (for example, M&Ms, grapes, or small cookies) an put them in a pile on the table.
2. Mention that you’re going to teach your child to count to 10. If you’ve done the activity for teaching counting from 4 to 6, this lesson will be familiar, though you will not be using a number line to reinforce the numbers – the child will be remembering where the numbers go. That being said, you can start with a number line if you and your child would prefer.
3. Starting with 1, count out a single piece of food. When you move on to two, count out two pieces of food – as in, “1, 2”. Continue with 3, 4, 5, and so on, all the way up to 10.
4. When you have finished counting the food this way, your child may eat what you have counted – remember to re-count each number before the piece of food goes into your child’s mouth!
5. Repeat the game again, or repeat the game at every mealtime… repetition over time is a great way for any student to learn different lessons.

### Challenge

If your child has grasped the concept of counting from 1 to 10, try teaching them to count all the way up to number 20. You can use similar methods as in the described lesson.