At dinner, have some fun with your child by counting each bite he/she takes of his/her dinner. After the first bite, announce “one!” in a silly voice. If he/she knows numbers, make a mistake (“one, three”) and see if he/she can spot your mistake!
Children learn about numbers when they match them with real things, like bites of food. Your child is also learning that numbers go in a certain order, especially when you make a pretend mistake and he/she tries to catch your mistake.