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Abstract Counting

Supporting Mathematical Development in Young Children

In this brief video, Dr. Sudha Swaminathan describes the importance of providing children ample opportunities to manipulate tangible objects while developing counting skills. This foundational understanding eventually leads to their ability to engage in abstract counting.

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  • Producer: Terry Surprenant, Sean Leser
    Script: Terry Surprenant
    Videography and editing: Sean Leser
    Content expert: Dr. Sudha Swaminathan
  • The Center wishes to thank the following Connecticut programs, organizations, and agencies who assisted in the making of this video:
    Child and Family Development Resource Center, Willimantic
    Cook Hill Integrated Preschool, Wallingford
    Cooperative Educational Services School Readiness Program, Trumbull
    Early Childhood Laboratory School at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport
    EASTCONN – Plainfield Head Start, Plainfield
    New Heights Child Development Center, Windham
    Windham Early Head Start, Columbia
    Women’s League Child Development Center, Hartford