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Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins - Mathematics - June 1999


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Reading is a great way to communicate mathematical concepts to your child. It also is a wonderful opportunity to spend time together. You will find most of these books at your local library. Some are available in Spanish.

Aker, Suzanne. What Comes in 2s, 3s, & 4s? Simon & Shuster.

Allen, Pamela. Mr. Archimedes' Bath. Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books.

Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting Book. Thomas Y. Crowell.

Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting House. Thomas Y. Crowell.

Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Hat Trick. Thomas Y. Crowell.

Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Math Games. Thomas Y. Crowell.

Asbjornsen, Peter Christen. The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Harcourt.

Bang, Molly. Ten, Nine, Eight. Greenwillow Books.

Barchers, Suzanne and Peter Rauen. Storybook Stew: Cooking with Books Kids Love.

Bufano, Remo. Jack and the Bean Stalk. Macmillan.

Carle, Eric. My Very First Book of Numbers. Philomel.

Carle, Eric. 1, 2 ,3 To the Zoo. Philomel.

Carle, Eric. The Grouchy Ladybug. Philomel.

Carle, Eric. Rooster Off to See the World. Philomel.

Carle, Eric. Today's Monday. Philomel.

Carle, Eric. The Very Busy Spider. Philomel.

Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Philomel.

Children's Television Workshop. The Sesame Street Book of Shapes (Book of Numbers

and Book of Puzzles). New York Preschool Press. Time-Life Books.

Christelow, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree. Clarion Books.

Conford, Ellen. What's Cooking, Jenny Archer. Turtleback.

Cooke, Tom. Sesame Street Cookie Monster's Little Kitchen: A Chunky Book.

Crews, Donald. Ten Black Dots. Greenwillow Books.

Falwell, Cathryn. Feast for 10. Clarion Books.

Feelings, Muriel. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book. Dial.

Florian, Douglas. A Year in the Country. Greenwillow Books.

Galdone, Paul. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Seabury Press.

Giganti, Paul Jr. How Many Snails? Greenwillow Books.

Heinst, Marie. My First Book of Numbers. Dorling Kindsley Inc.

Hoban, Tana. Exactly the Opposite. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Hoban, Tana. More than One. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Hoban, Tana. 1, 2 ,3. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Hoban, Tana. Round and Round and Round. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Hoban, Tana. Where is It? Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Hughes, Shirley. Rhymes for Annie Rose. Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books.

Hughes, Shirley. The Nursery Collection. Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books.

Hulme, Joy N. Sea Squares. Hyperion Books for Children.

Hutchins, Pat. Clocks and More Clocks. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Inkpen, Mick. Kipper's Book of Numbers. Red Wagon Books.

Pelham, David. Sam's Pizza: Your Pizza to Go. Dutton Books. Plummer, David and John Archambault. Counting Kittens. Silver Press.

Prelutsky, John. Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young. A. Knopf.

Tafuri, Nancy. Who's Counting. William Morrow & Co.

Ward, Cindy. Cookie's Week. G. P. Putman's Sons.

Other Resources

Computer programs, when used appropriately, can be wonderful ways for all children to learn, especially children with disabilities. The computer provides activities that require little physical movement and make use of several senses, including sight, sound, and sometimes touch. Most are so colorful and fun that you may have trouble getting your child to play with anything else! Make sure the program keeps your children thinking.

Mathematics for the Young Child, edited by Joseph Payne. NCTM 1990.

Whitin, David and Sandra Wilde. Read Any Good Math Lately? Heinemann, 1992.


Family Math
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Telephone: (510) 642­1823
Fax: (510) 643­5757

First-level Mathematics (KinderMath)
38 North Waterloo Road
Devon, PA 19333
Telephone: (610) 687­6252

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
Telephone: (703) 620­9840
Fax: (703) 476­2970

National Association for the Education of Young Children
1509 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036­1426
Telephone: (202) 232­8777; (800) 424­2460
Fax: (202) 328­1846

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