One of the most important things we have been learning to do is to count carefully. Here are our careful counting rules:
1. We say the numbers in the right order (1, 2, 3, 4)
2. We say one number for each object as we point to it
3. The last number we say is how many are there (e.g. '1 banana, 2 bananas, 3 bananas, 4 bananas... there are 4 bananas'
4. We count each number slowly