Math for Preschoolers

A giraffe and a half

By Shel Silverstein

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Rhymed text tells a hypothetical story about a Giraffe, and the many things that could happen to this giraffe...IF. The poems starts with "If you had a giraffe..." and continues by building along these lines with all sorts of different "ifs" and their conclusions.
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A-B-A-B-A : a book of pattern play

By Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable (illustrator)

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Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make pattern practice fun!
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Anno's Counting book

By Mitsumasa Anno

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A counting book depicting the growth in a village and surrounding countryside during twelve months.
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Color farm

By Lois Ehlert

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The rooster, dog, sheep, cow, pig, and other animals on a farm are made up of colorful shapes such as square, circle, rectangle, and triangle. Features die-cut pages.
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Jumanji

By Chris Van Allsburg

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Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
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Ten birds

By Cybèle Young

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Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. Will the simplest solution be the best?
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The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

By Dr. Seuss

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At first, Bartholomew Cubbins had just one hat, but when the King ordered him to take it off, he found that he cound not--each time there was another on his head.
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The jolly postman, or, Other people's letters

By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

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A Jolly Postman delivers letters to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and the Three Bears. Each letter may be removed from its envelope page and read separately.
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The shopping basket

By John Burningham

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On his way home from a quick trip to the store, Steven encounters several marauding animals ready to relieve him of his goods.
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Titch

By Pat Hutchins

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Nothing Titch owned amounted to much except the smallest thing of all--a seed.
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