Kindergarteners are expected to rote count (just saying the numbers - not counting objects) from 1 - 100 by the end of kindergarten. Your child needs to practice counting anywhere - in the car, waiting in line, during bath, before bed, etc. If you child makes a mistake, please correct them and have them practice the right way. We don't want them continually practicing the wrong numbers. Usually where students make errors is the decade numbers (20,30,40,50,etc.) You can give them a hint to which number comes next, giving them the beginning sound or just telling them. Numbers are a pattern and we want students to begin to recognize and notice these patterns.
The kindergarten goals for rote counting are:
Students need to be able to count a group of 30 objects with one-to-one correspondence. That means students need to say one number for each object and understand that the last number and object counted is the amount of objects in that group. Students will often get confused on which object they have counted. For this, we teach the touch and slide strategy. Have your child touch the object and slide it into another pile. As they count each object, they should move it into the "counted" pile. This will help with confusion. Often students begin to go to fast so just make sure your child is counting and touching at the same pace. You can practice counting small toys, cereal or coins.
Students must consistently and independently identify numbers 0-9 in the first 9 weeks of school. They also need to be able to write them correctly when told a number. Practice these daily as they are the building blocks of all the math your children will learn.