The numbers are stacking up as a program to help develop children’s maths skills is rolled out at kindergartens in Wyndham, Brimbank and Melton.

The Let’s Count initiative, aimed at youngsters aged three to five, helps parents and early years educators to develop the maths skills of the children in their care by counting, measuring and identifying patterns that occur in daily life.

Werribee MP Tim Pallas last week announced that about 500 educators at kindergartens across the state would participate in the program for three years.

In Wyndham, Iramoo, College Road Kindergarten, Community Children Wyndham Vale, Heathdale, The Manor, Thomas Chirnside, Vista Way and Wyndham Vale kindergartens will take part in Let’s Count.

Ehlyna is a keen counter. Photo: Damjan Janevski

Mr Pallas said mathematics was an important skill for children to master.

“Maths is one of the foundations of essential learning and to make it fun, for Werribee kids is a great step in making kids ready for school,” he said.

“It is great to see the introduction of Let’s Count in the Werribee electorate to encourage parents, carers and pre-school educators to help kids see that learning is fun and engaging.”