The Basics

The Basics Principles are five fun, simple, and powerful ways to help all our children aged 0-3 grow to be happy and smart.

Week 48

Count, Group, and Compare


(Ages 1-3)

Count sets of objects.
Encourage your child to point to each object as you count together and say how many there are in total. "One, two, three, four—there are four strawberries." Split the objects into two groups and count each.


(Ages 0-1)

Stack towers.
Help your baby stack blocks or other objects like plastic cups. Describe what they're doing using size and position words. They will love to knock the tower over!