Archive for the ‘Counting/Numbers’ Category

Counting Kisses by Karen Katz

November 1, 2010 - 9:49 am No Comments

My boys loved this book when they were little…not only do you get to kiss your baby all the way from their cute little toes all the way up to their sleepy little head, but it also works on numbers from ten to one.

Ten little kisses on teeny tiny toes
Nine laughing kisses on busy wriggly feet
Eight squishy kisses on chubby, yummy, knees

So much fun…little ones love the interaction and all those kisses!

Ten Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman

October 19, 2010 - 9:28 am No Comments

We have read this book A LOT in our house over the years! It is a cute rhyming story that has your kids counting backwards from ten to one as the ten children in the story trick-or-treat through the neighborhood. One by one, a child leaves the story due to some Halloween mishap which leaves one trick-or-treater sleeping in her bed after a long night of gathering candy.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

October 7, 2010 - 4:25 pm No Comments

Mr. Tiffin’s class has three pumpkins-a small one, a medium one and a large one-and they are going to count how many seeds are in each pumpkin. First they get to makes estimates and then they get to count. There is a group counting by two’s, another group counting by five’s and another group counting by ten’s. As we were reading this book at our house we learned that the number of lines on a pumpkin can give you an indication as to how many seeds it has compared to another pumpkin…more lines=more seeds.

Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell

October 6, 2010 - 9:57 pm No Comments

This book has been read many times at our house. It’s a very cute story about a haunted house with ten ghosts and a witch that’s moving in and wants them out. The witch has all kinds of schemes to get the ghosts to leave and they work too, until one clever little ghost figures out her tricks and gets the others to reclaim “their” house. It has a cute ending, it rhymes and the story counts backwards from 10 to 1. It’s a perfect preschool book.

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

September 12, 2010 - 10:22 pm No Comments

There are so many things to love about this book. It rhymes, it gives children the opportunity to count backwards, it has a lot of repetition which is great for children’s participation which is wonderful for pre-readers and early readers and it has animal sounds. This book will appeal to children of many different age levels because it has so much to offer.

From the Garden by Michael Dahl

August 19, 2010 - 11:24 pm No Comments

A great counting book with vibrant illustrations that brings the fun of gardening and counting together in one book. There are also hidden numbers on each of the pages that your little one will enjoy finding as well.

One Big Building by Michael Dahl

August 17, 2010 - 11:57 pm No Comments

I know our boys went through a stage where they loved anything and everything that had to do with digging and building. This book follows two shovels, three dumps trucks, four pile drivers, five concrete mixers, etc., etc., to make one big building. There is a surprise on each page, too. On each page is a hidden number for children to search for. Fun!

Spots: Counting Creatures from Sky to Sea by Carolyn Lesser

August 16, 2010 - 10:17 pm No Comments

It seems that almost every counting book I have read has fantastic vocabulary to go with it and this one is no exception…flapping, looping cruising spots…slinking, prowling, hunting spots…sloshing, wiggling, lurking spots…lots of great words to describe some not so common animals in these beautiful oil and gouache illustrations.

One Nighttime Sea by Deborah Lee Rose

August 15, 2010 - 11:39 pm No Comments

Such a neat book to explore some of the interesting creatures that live in the sea and work on counting all at the same time. This book is great for discussing new words (sea dragons, coral polyps, tide) and it has collage illustrations which are something to discuss with your child as well. How do these pictures look different than typical book illustrations?

Roar! A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards

August 14, 2010 - 8:27 am No Comments

A roaring rhyming counting romp through the African savanna with a cute little lion cub and all of his friends.