Have a child under five? Want to help them get ready to read? Try these books and tips from Pima County Public Library's children's experts.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Math is Fun for Little Ones!
There are lots of great ways to introduce your baby or kidlet to numbers. You can start with some fun books that feature numbers and counting. For babies try these board books: Baby's Numbers by Karen Katz, which features large colorful drawing of familiar objects to illustrate each number, or 1-2-3 Dinosaurs Bite! by Steve Jenkins, where jaggedy parts of each page are missing, ostensibly by hungry dinosaurs.
Toddlers will enjoy Peter Maloney's One Foot Two Feet: an EXCEPTIONal counting book, where die-cut windows frame one object and a turn of the page reveals a group of them. Or try Laura Seeger's One Boy,where the die-cut does double duty, both to frame the number of objects as well as to make a play on words. The surprise ending will undoubtedly spur your child to enjoy the book all over again!