The Kids Count! book helps parents, home-schoolers, teachers and care-givers learn the tools to carefully observe, and assist, young children as they develop skills in counting. This might seem like a simple thing – how hard is counting after all? – but in fact it is not simple. Successful children go through many stages of counting. Many children stay stuck in unproductive strategies. Staying stuck is not helpful as they progress in their education: poor counting skills will hamper them in most subjects and worse, will leave them feeling inadequate. If you want your child – your two year old, three year old, four year old, five year old – eight year old to succeed in college later you will need to help them lay strong mathematical foundations now. These strong mathematical foundations begin with, and are based in, counting. The authors, Gary Davis & Catherine Pearn, discuss typical difficulties many children have in counting and arithmetic, and show how parents and teachers can assist children to develop productive counting and mathematical thinking skills.