### Numbers

Isabelle asked:

"Why is everyone's favourite number 10?"

"I'm not sure it is everyone's favourite number".

"Then why does everyone always count to 10?"

Interesting. How do you explain our base 10 counting system to a four year old in an interesting and relevant way? I talked about how we had ten fingers and ten toes, and that we thought about numbers and wrote them in groups of ten. She seemed satisfied with that, but I wonder how much she understood. Interesting that she even thought to ask the question too.

"Why is everyone's favourite number 10?"

"I'm not sure it is everyone's favourite number".

"Then why does everyone always count to 10?"

Interesting. How do you explain our base 10 counting system to a four year old in an interesting and relevant way? I talked about how we had ten fingers and ten toes, and that we thought about numbers and wrote them in groups of ten. She seemed satisfied with that, but I wonder how much she understood. Interesting that she even thought to ask the question too.

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