Counting to ten with numbers:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Counting to ten with words:
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Counting to ten with objects:
Counting allows us to know the total number of things or objedts in a group. In order to do so, we separate the items from the group one by one, and we the next larger number to each item removed, till none is left and the total number is discovered.
In other words, counting is answering: how many? Beforehand, in order to count, we must know the unique numbers which identify each quantity of things.