Use these 0-10 Counting Buckets to help children learn to count, but more importantly to understand amounts. I find that some children really struggle to remember number order, forwards and backwards and have no concept of amounts. They don't understand the value of an amount in relation to another amount.
Show these full-page size buckets as you count and point out how they are filling up as the number increases. I used this method recently with an older child with dyscalculia and it worked brilliantly!!!
Make sure your littlies have a good grasp of amounts early on.