Young children love patterns and quickly learn to repeat the numbers from 1 to 10 if the adults around them model this. Here are some activities you can try.
Skill: Say the forward number word sequence (from 0 to at least 30 and later to 50)
Question: How far can we count?
Things to do: Chant together. Play hide and seek.
Skill: Say the backward number word sequence (counting down from at least 20 and later from 50)
Questions: Can we count backwards? Can we count all the way down to zero? How far up can we start?
Things to do: Chant together. Do a rocket blast off.
Skill: Say the forward number word sequence from a given number
Questions: What happens if we start counting at (eg 4) instead of zero? Is that possible? Can you show me? Shall we try that together?
Skill: Say the backward number sequence from a given number
Questions: Could we start counting backwards from a different number like 27? Is that possible? Can you show me? Shall we try that together?