The Ohio Department of Education provides early educators and parents of preschoolers a list **of** Learning and Development Standards ** which** describe key educational concepts and skills that young children are expected develop during the birth-to-five-year period. In the domain of “number sense”, children are expected to know the following skills upon kindergarten entry:

- Count to 20 by ones with increasing accuracy
- Identify and name numerals 1-9
- Identify without counting small quantities of up to 3 items
- Demonstrate one-to-one correspondence when counting objects up to 10
- Understand that the last number spoken tells the number of objects counted
- Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to the number of objects in another group up to 10
- Count to solve simple addition and subtraction problems with totals smaller than 8, using concrete objects

Check out the following link for tips on helping your little one learn math skills: TALKING IS LEARNING

The following books provide opportunities to develop and practice number sense skills:

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