# Count - Definition with Examples

## Let's learn!

**What is to count?**

Here, for instance, we have used counting numbers to determine the number of animals or birds. The table also show how we can use our fingers to count objects to ten.

**How to Count?**

**Counting On**– We can count on by saying by numbers while touching on each object once.

Here, for instance, we can count the buttons by touching each button once.

Here, we forward count while putting the buttons in the jar, to find the number of the buttons.

**Counting Back**– We can count down or back by saying by numbers in reverse order while touching on each object once.

Here, for instance, we can reverse count the buttons by touching each button once.

Here, we reverse count while taking out the buttons from the jar, to find the number of the buttons.

## Let's sing!

*One for the sun shining in the sky.*

*Two for the little birds that fly by.*

*Three for the tiny seashells in the sand.*

*Four for the sticks I hold in my hand.*

*Five for the petals of the flower I see.*

*Six for the bees as busy as can be.*

*Seven for the colors in the rainbow.*

*Eight for the snails crawling so slow.*

*Nine for the squirrels climbing up the tree.*

*Ten for the little puppies on a running spree.*

## Let's do it!

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