•  TouchPoints explained

     

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    The one is touched at the top while counting: "One."

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    The two is touched at the beginning and the end of the numeral while counting: "One, two."

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    The three is touched at the beginning, middle and end of the numeral while counting: "One, two, three."

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    The four is touched and counted from top to bottom on the down strokes while counting: "One, two, three, four." For the closed shaped 4, use the same square counting pattern. To help your child remember the first TouchPoint, it may be referred to as being in "outer space."

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    The five is touched and counted in the sequential order pictured: "One, two, three, four, five." To help in remembering the fourth TouchPoint, it may be referred to as the "belly button."

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    The six begins the use of double TouchPoints (dots with circles). These double TouchPoints should be touched and counted twice whenever they appear. Six is touched and counted from top to bottom: "One-two, three-four, five-six."

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    The seven is touched and counted from top to bottom, counting the double TouchPoints first: "One-two, three-four, five-six," followed by the single TouchPoint: "seven." The single TouchPoint can be thought of as the nose. Sometimes tell your child to "touch on the nose" to help them remember the final TouchPoint.

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    The eight is touched and counted from left to right: "One-two, three-four, five-six, seven-eight." Tell your child that the eight looks like a robot. Count the head first and then the body. You may also tell your child the eight is touched in the same pattern as you write the letter Z.

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    The nine is touched and counted from top to bottom, counting the double TouchPoints first: "One-two, three-four, five-six, seven-eight," followed by the single TouchPoint: "nine." You could tell your child to start with nine's hat on the top, (1, 2), then moving over for the next double touchpoint, (3,4). The middle double touchpoint, (5,6), and the bottom double touchpoint, (7,8). Finally the "nose" touchpoint, (9).

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    The zero has no TouchPoints, so you never touch and count zero.