A lot of the early maths that we engage with in nursery is learnt through song. We sing number songs every day at nursery, using props to encourage the children to count how many objects we are starting with. We then use language such as 'one more' and 'one less' to encourage the children to continue to count throughout the song. This helps children to recite numbers in order as well as giving them lots of opportunities to count objects relating to the song as well as using mathematical vocabulary such as one more and one less.
It would be great if you could spend some time singing with your child (don't worry about your singing!) encouraging them to count at every opportunity possible. Follow the links on this page to listen to some of the songs that we sing.