The kids begin to think and develop their skills at an early age. Mathematics helps to develop the child's analytical and problem-solving skills. So, you need to teach mathematics in a fun and engaging way. The primary class children might feel difficult to understand the concept of skip counting. But, the repeated practice and skip-counting activity make them understand the concept of skip counting. In this post, we will discuss "**How to teach skip counting to children in a fun way**?".

### What is skip counting?

When you add the same number each time to the previous number is known as skip counting. It is also defined as counting by a number that is not the number 1. You are going to skip the numbers. So, if it counting in 2s then you are going to skip the number by 2.

For eg. Skip counting in 2s are 2, 4, 6, 8,10,12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28,30, 32, 34, 36 and so on.

### Benefits of teaching the concept of skip counting

**Skip counting**helps to do the

**calculation faster**. When the child wants to count the number of candies. Then they can group the candies in equal numbers and count them faster. So, it helps in doing calculations faster.

Skip counting helps to

**learn the multiplication table**faster. The children can learn the multiplication tables with the help of the skip counting activity.### 7 ways to teach skip counting to the children

The concept of skip counting is introduced to grade1 through grade3 children. The child must know the addition before learning skip counting. The 5 fun ways to teach skip counting to the children are:

#### 1. Skip Counting by Line Method

When you introduce skip counting to your child for the very first time, then follow the Line method. The Line method is an easy way to learn about skip counting.

You can always teach skip counting from 2s, 5s, and10s. The child can easily learn the 2s, 5s, and 10s.

**So, What is the skip counting line method?**

Draw the number line from 0 to 20 (you can increase the upper limit once the child is good at skip counting).

<l----l-----l-----l----l----l----l----l-----l------l------l------l------l----l-----l-------l-----l-------l-----l-----l-----l-->

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Now, the children should jump from number 0 by counting 2 to the next number. The below image helps to understand the concept of the skip counting line method.

Skip Counting by Line Method |

2. Skip Counting by rhymes

You can teach skip counting by the songs. Children will be able to learn new things quickly through songs or rhymes. So, make a routine of teaching the skip counting songs daily. Practice skip counting for a week.

#### 3. Skip Counting by puzzles

You can teach the concept of skip counting through the puzzles. Puzzles are a great way to teach skip counting. Check the below image for the skip counting activity through puzzles.

Skip Counting Puzzles |

#### 4. Skip counting by charts

The skip counting charts are very useful for learning the concept of skip count. You can place the skip count chart on the wall and tell the child to read aloud it.

Skip Counting Chart |

#### 5. Skip counting through games

You can teach skip counting with the help of the toys such as lego, blocks, beads, and pom-pom. This hands-on activity makes skip counting learning easy. You need to group the toys in 2s or 5s or 10 to teach the concept.

You can also play a game with your child to learn to skip count. First, draw the 10 boxes and tell the child to jump over every 2 boxes. You can play the pause game. For counting by 2s, count the number from 0 and tell the child to clap the hands for the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, and so on.

#### 6. Skip counting through missing number activity

When the child understands the skip counting concept. You need to give them enough practice. You can revise the skip counting by missing number activity.

For eg. Fill in the missing numbers

0 2 ____ 6 ____ 10 _____ 14 ____ _____ 20

15 _____ 25 ______ ______ ______ 45

#### 7. Skip counting worksheets

The children always love to learn with the worksheets. You can use the

**circle 2s/5s/10s skip count**,**color 2s/5s/10s skip count**worksheets or you can make the circle and color skip counting activity. Refer to the below image for the worksheets ideas.Skip Counting Activity |

**Related post: Click on this link to download free worksheets**

### Final Note

I hope the post on

**' how to teach skip counting to kindergarten'**would be useful for you. Skip counting helps to do the calculation faster. It is one of the methods to learn multiplication tables.**"Momovators"**is all about parenting and education. Kindly, comment on your valuable feedback below.
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