Early Number Sense

Understanding the value that different numbers represent is a vital skill - and one that is all too often passed over when children first learn to count.  The video below will give you some ideas for activities to develop Early Number Sense with your child to help prepare them for school.  You can create your own set of cards and counters for free using our 'DIY Resource Kit' files or we do have an Early Number Sense Kit that you can order below.

Click here to download the '1 more / 1 less' dice used in the video

Use the links below to download and print our Early Number Sense games:

Four-in-a-Row Recognising Single Digit Numbers

Race To Space - Comparing single digit numbers

Missing Mystery - Ordering single digit numbers

Higher or Lower - One more & One less

We also have a set of cards aimed at developing visual recognition of small quantities (known as subitising).  You can read more about this important skill and how to use the cards in our Subitising  Blog post.

Subitising Cards

Early Number Sense Kit:

Our Early Number Sense Kit contains all the equipment you see in the video (20 red counters, 1 pack of digit cards & 2 tens frames) along with a ten-sided dice to play the games.  Kits cost £5 (+£1.50 P&P to UK Mainland only) and can be ordered using the payment button below.

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Purchase Your Early Number Sense Kit (£5 + £1.50 P&P):

Refunds & Returns Policy

Schools: If you would like to purchase multiple Early Number Sense Kits (perhaps for your new EYFS starters) please contact us at support@numberstacks.co.uk to arrange payment via invoice.