Montessori Preparation For Math: Counting Books for Preschoolers

{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolers
We’ve got a “few” counting books in our book area (I have weakness for collecting awesome children’s literature)!

Thought I’d share with you…
{Triple T Mum} Montessori MathI love how this one shows children how many fingers represent each number all the way to fifteen (you’ll have to find a copy to see how they deal with fingers for numbers 11 to 15); the number is written as a symbol and as a word; and each picture contains several items to count.
{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolers

Rhyme Counting Books

{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolersTwo of our absolute favourites!
{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math
Ten Little Teddy Bears (cover shown below).

Song Counting Books

{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolersWritten and illustrated by Lynley Dodd (author of the Hairy Maclary series), the illustrations in The Nickle Nackle Tree are just gorgeous! I love how this book continues past ten to fourteen.
{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolers
{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math
{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolers

Story Counting Books

{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolersThis book can be extended to counting in twos.
{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolers

How we use them:

  • To read together
  • To teach about books – the title, the author, the illustrator
  • Encourage the children to join in the counting
  • Count items on the page
  • Where possible add matching objects

Why have counting books:

  • Counting is fun!
  • Preparation for math, reading and writing

{Triple T Mum} Montessori Math: Counting Books for toddlers and preschoolers
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