This page should entertain your toddlers for a while, and unlike Baby Einstein, after a while they'll be able to count.
Using base 10 blocks to teach counting is a cinch:
Sesame Street is now rife with social engineering. However the little vignettes for counting are ageless...The music is fun and these videos should help your child learn how to count and develop a one to one correspondence.
Having base 10 blocks out while you watch these couldn't hurt anything. Build stuff out of twos, or with blocks corresponding to whichever video the child is watching. Just let them play if they are 4 and under. Around five you can starting playing math...start with concepts.
With the blocks you can show them one to 10. And then you can show them that 11 to 20 is just one to 10 with a 10 along for the ride...
How many is ONE?
How many is TWO?
How many is THREE?
How many is FOUR?
How many is FIVE?
How many is SIX?
How many is SEVEN?
How many is EIGHT?
How many is NINE?
How many is TEN?
Addends for Twelve
I'm so old I remember Sesame Street before the Count:
“Sally, you've never seen a street like Sesame Street before. Everything happens here. You're gonna love it!” ~ Gordon of the Robinson family.
“Yeah, well, I’ve got a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.” ~ Kermit the Frog
"No, no more, Slimey. That was a lot of excitement for a little worm. You get some rest and we'll read some more tomorrow. [to the camera] You're still here? Hey, why don't you go read a book or something?" ~Oscar the Grouch.
"Greetings! I am the Count. They call me the Count because I love to count things." ~ Count von Count.