How high can you count? Once you learn 1 through 10 and every set of 10 – that’s 20, 30. 40, up to 90 and 100 – after that you can make new numbers really easily, starting with 101. Then once you reach ten hundreds, or a thousand, you start all over again with 1,001! A guy named Jeremy Harper once counted out loud all the way to 1 million. It took almost 3 months, and he said more than 11,000 numbers a day!

*Wee ones:* Can you count up to your age? Try it! How much farther can you go?

*Little kids:* How many numbers can you count? *Bonus:* If you count off every other number to go higher, starting with 2 and 4, what are the next 4 numbers you say?

*Big kids:* Bigger numbers take longer to say. Can you say the number 2,386 out loud? *Bonus:* In 2007 Jeremy counted from June 18 to September 14. How many days was that, including the first and last? (Hint if needed: What if you went to Sept. 18? June has 30 days, while July and August each have 31.)

Answers:

*Wee ones:* Different for everyone…1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…see how high you can make it!

*Little kids:* Again, different for everyone. Let us know how far you make it! *Bonus:* 6, 8, 10 and 12.

*Big kids:* Two thousand three hundred eighty-six. *Bonus:* 89 days. July 17 makes 30 days, then August 17 takes you to 61, then Sept 17 brings you to 92, then subtract 3 to back up to Sept 14.