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Cakes often collects a selection of items and sorts them into colour. The most recent interest is Daddy's poker chips. So many households have a set of poker chips these days, though very few children would have the opportunity to play with them (if their Daddy is anything like Cakes's Daddy, she is just very persistent in her requests). Cakes has just noticed that the "colour circles" have numbers on them, opening up a whole new set of possible learning. With a little help Cakes has started making patterns and comparing the poker chips. These are essential pre-number understandings for young children. What other items could you use to develop your child's pre-number understandings? I would love to hear from you!