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Lunch time – chatting about numbers

A conversation at lunchtime between a 2 and 3 year old with their childminder involves thinking and discussion around numbers and counting.

Good for looking at:

  • Socialising and communication
  • Language and speech development
  • Mathematical thinking
  • Understanding the world
  • Effective adult support


  • How are the children learning during this relaxed conversation at lunch time?
  • Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • How does the adult support the children’s learning?