Teaching your children to count in another language is pan comido (piece of cake). Specially if you already have the second language. If you are homeschooler, it should be almost a part of the kids daily routine. And if you do not homeschool just while you spend time with your kids, just be casual and count while you play, cook or even clean.
Think about it, when you are playing with your baby picking him or her up you say:”uno, dos y tres.” You might as well say “Cuatro, cinco y seis.” next time!
With a toddler, going up the stairs you can just be casual and count in Spanish, perhaps you just have doce gradas, but next time try to do it from doce to veinticuatro.
When your toddler does not want to eat and you decide to help her, help her Spanish also by counting to veinte o treinta. According to how many bites of food are left.
You made cookies, or bread rolls. Remember, they need to be counted!
How about, apples in a bag, you can count them too.
You can count the birds you see in the morning, while they feed.
You can count the traffic lights in your way to the store.
How about the shoes in the closet as you and your child arrange them.
You can count las muñecas and los días de la semana.
We count the eggs that the gallinas lay, we count the gallinas as they eat, we count the cows in the field and the cars in the parking lot as we wait.
Count the stars, the clouds and seeds you plant.
You get the point, kids love playing and if you make learning routine, and not an obligation; then it is going to be as fun as it can be!
And do not forget count you blessings and teach them to count them too!!