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By the start of first grade, your child should be able to count easily from 1 to 12, backward and forward, and should understand that every number on that line represents something concrete. In addition, the teacher will probably have introduced the basic concept of hourly time. Now, the words for the numbers themselves are also part of the core curriculum, and teachers want kids to recognize and read them by sight. Here’s a delightful playground game that puts all three levels of learning together with running, shouting and laughing—activities that are pretty much irresistible for kids of all ages!