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Page Numbers

Practice in using the numbers 0 to 12 can often be found right under your child's nose!

What You Need:

  • Storybook with pages numbered up to at least 12
  • Paper and pencil

What You and Your Child Will Do:

  1. Ask your child to open the book and to look for page numbers. (The child will probably notice that the page numbers are close to the edge of the pages and that they are located in the same place on all right-hand pages and on all left-hand pages.)
  2. With the book now closed in front of your child, write a number from 1 to 12 on a piece of paper.
  3. Have your child look through the book for the page with that number. Ask your child to point both to the page number and to the number that you wrote to check that they are the same.
  4. Continue writing other numbers and having the child find the page for each.
  5. Now ask your child to find a page in the book that:
    • is more than 5.
    • is less than 9.
    • comes after 7.
    • comes before 6.
  6. Ask where page zero (0) would be in the book. (The child should point either to the left-hand page opposite page 1 or, if there are no pages that precede page 1, to the inside-front cover of the book.)