Children are given first-hand experiences of natural and everyday materials. This helps them develop basic ideas about shapes, position and number knowledge.
Daily counting/sequencing activities take place giving children early counting skills. During child led learning there are many opportunities for children to practise counting objects, comparing items by size, comparing groups of objects, shape exploration, pattern making, positional language activities and recognising numerals.
Children also take part in adult directed activities where they practise and develop these skills, being individually challenged during this adult interaction.