This entertaining collection of rhymes explores counting backwards, counting in twos, and counting numbers beyond 10. From 'Five Little Monkeys' and 'Ten in a Bed' to 'One, two, buckle my shoe' and 'One hundred bees round a hive', these rhymes provide a rich range of enjoyable opportunities to familiarise children with ways of manipulating numbers.
An introduction, 'Cracking the Code', discusses ways of learning to count and use numbers beyond 10 - tens and teens - thus providing a useful help for adults.
Collected by a highly reputable early years educationalist with the clear aim of developing early number skills, these rhymes are vividly illustrated by an exciting new talent in children's picture books. This is a book that no foundation stage class should be with out.
This cheerful and memorable book gets 10/10 from me.
- Nayu's Reading Corner
Learning is always more effective when it's fun and this lively picture book, which is packed with songs and rhymes, is ideal for giving young children a head start with number confidence. This is a great book for sharing.
4*: A visual treat from its energetic front cover right through to the dynamic end papers. It takes a playful approach to numbers with ten jolly rhymes.. The illustrations are hugely enjoyable as well as enhancing the meaning.
- Books for Keeps
Listen carefully to the sounds of the numbers bigger than 12. They are made up in a sort of code. You can easily crack the code, if you remember these clues:
* Teen means 10
* Thir means 3 so thirteen means 3 and 10
* Fourteen is easy if you remember the code for teen.
* Fif means 5 so fifteen is 5 and 10
Can you work out what numbers make sixteen, seventeen, eighteen and nineteen? It is quite easy if you listen to what the words say and remember the code. You can check the code on pages 22 to 23.
What about twenty? You can crack that code if you remember this clue:
* Ty means lots of 10
* Twen is 2 so twenty means 2 lots of 10
* Thir is 3 so thirty is 3 lots of 10
* For is 4 so forty is 4 lots of 10
Fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty and ninety are easy if you listen to what the words say. You can check the code on pages 24 to 26.
Numbers are fun! Enjoy the rhymes.
Binding: Paperback, 32 pages ISBN: 9781847802309 Format: 270mm x 214mm