I myself an am extremely hands on learner when it comes to math. So, my kids are getting the 'hands on' explination whether they need it or not. One way I teach counting is with our number boxes.
I found a bunch of old straight pin boxes (I think that's what they held, or maybe screws) at the Salvation Army. At a yard sale last year, I found these great foam numbers. I put a number in each box along with an object to count in each box. I found the counters at yard sales, dollar store, my craft stash, etc.
I printed off the 1-10 sticker sheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler (scroll down to the math section), and laminated them. When we take the objects out of each box, we place them in a square and count them together. The little objects really hold their attention, and I know that Charger's counting is getting much better-Mustang has it mastered but still likes to join in the fun.
I actually plan to put this on the shelf as an indepentent work soon. I'm interested in how the kids will do on their own!