Another book list, I know I know! I just can’t help it. I absolutely love using books to help teach everything. This week’s list features ten great, wonderful, and diverse books that are perfect for introducing counting, enhancing counting skills, working on number recognition, and more.
Counting Kisses by Karen Katz is a precious book that will have you counting and kissing your little ones from head to toe.
One Tractor by Alexandra Siy will take you on an adventure with a little boy, his toys, and a great imagination!
Ten Little Beasties by Rebecca Emberley is a cute counting book with crazy and exotic beasties or monsters. I just loved how it took the common “Ten Little…” and turned it into a fun and exotic picture book.
Hippos Go Berserk by Sandra Boynton is a terrific counting book for learning to count, both forwards and backwards. You can also do a little addition practice with your kiddos.
Ten Little Ladybugs is not only a great counting book but your little ones will love to touch and feel the ladybugs and poke around in the ladybug holes! Perfect for teaching your kiddos to count backwards, too.
Rainbow Fish Counting by Marcus Pfister is a sentimental book for me, as we picked this up at an Aquarium in Texas with my family. With sentiment aside, the girls absolutely love this book. It’s simple but perfect for talking about things that live in the ocean and counting!
Jack the Builder add blocks one at a time and using his imagination makes the coolest creations!
Anno’s Counting Book is a simple yet wonderful book for counting. I love that this book includes counters on the side, the number, and different objects on each page to count out.
Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss is not only a great counting book but it will also let you introduce your kiddos to the instruments used in an orchestra. You can use this book to talk about groupings of people such as a quartet, as well as what an orchestra actually is!
Big Fat Hen is a classic nursery rhyme with adorable pictures. I don’t know what I was expecting with this book but we all absolutely loved it!
What I love about each of these books is that not only are they great resources to work on counting skills and number recognition but they are also great stories. Stories with characters and great illustrations/pictures. They will take you on an adventure, teach you new concepts (like Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin), and help you have a blast reading and learning to count!
As always, I would LOVE to hear what counting books you adore!