Sub Trajectory: verbal

Verbally counts with distinct words, not necessarily in the correct order above "five".  Puts objects, actions, and words in many-to-one or overly rigid one-to-one correspondence. May start reciting before 24 months. 




You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • A child says "One, two, three, four, five, seven."
  • A child may “recycle” a number word if there are more objects than known number words.
  • A child counts five objects, then quickly names other numbers out of order in correspondence with remaining objects.

Help your student become a(n) Reciter

These activities provide experience with verbal counting, helping children learn the sequence and distinguish each word from the one before and after by including slower-paced rhymes and songs and other rhythmic and playful games. 

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.