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Ten Black Dots Board Book Board book – June 22, 2010
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“Bold colors and briskly delineated graphics.” (ALA Booklist)
“[This] bright, clean-lined counting book features remarkable colors and textures.” (Childhood Education)
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However, art is not my reason for giving a thumbs up to this book. I like its math side.
For toddlers there is counting. And for older children (I would say preschool age) there is an chart at the end of the book which shows dots and numbers from 1 to 5 on the first page and 6 to 10 on the next two pages (only 5 dots fit per page). Having the numbers and dots shown in this manner is a marvelous way to let little ones see the `ladder' shape of the number pyramid. And an opportunity to point out how moving up or down the stairs is equivalent to addition and subtraction.
We like this book. It has a cute concept that is appealing to young children. (Toddler to Preschool)
4 Stars for being of mathematical as well as artistic interest.
Each page gives a different number with a picture drawn around that number of dots. There is one dot that makes a sun or a moon. Two dots makes the eyes of a fox or the eyes of keys that open locks. It goes from one to ten which my son was interested in around 2-3 years old. It has a good rhythm to the writing as well as simple pictures that the kids enjoy. Amazon recommends the book for ages 4-8 years old but I would say that it is good for a much younger audience too for first exposures to numbers. Great for parents or teachers to introduce the numbers, counting and the pictures that correspond. It is much better then some other bedtime books that we get to read every night at our child's request so introduce this book and see what your child thinks.
My little guy loves numbers and math so we started with the chart at the end of the book and made our own. It was super fast for me to make up with a marker and a ruler on a regular 8 1/2 x 11 piece of copy paper. I drew the line and wrote in the numbers and my four year old used the Bingo "dotters" to make the dots. He counted and re-counted each line to make sure that there were the right number on each line. He had a little trouble fitting in 10 on the last line but made the last one squeeze in. If you don't have the bingo markers, use stickers for the same effect. It is a great craft to follow up on reading the book. If you want to see a picture or other craft ideas, check out my post here: [...]