Use these 1-10 Counting Buckets worksheets 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. Use for assessment, early intervention, ESL or special educational needs.
There are three differentiated worksheets here. Please see the preview. I have another resource with the buckets in color for you to use in displays.
Make sure your littlies have a good grasp of amounts early on.