Must-Have Counting Books

Mix math and reading with these great titles!

By Scholastic Parents Staff
Oct 02, 2023



Must-Have Counting Books

Oct 02, 2023

Counting books can help your child learn about numbers while boosting literacy skills; however, a good counting book isn't just a combination of illustrations and numbers. Good ones have stories, draw readers in, and make them want to read the book over and over again. These 10 books are all great examples of how numbers and words can combine to make a great book.

For example, Zero Zebras is a fun, colorful title perfect for not only learning how to count, but also getting introduced to a whole brilliant safari of different animals! From zero zebras to one wallaby, two tuna, and three thruses, the list goes on, engaging your child's imagination, their continued sensory development, and more as they learn how to count.

Five Little Dinosaurs combines the fun of the classic rhyme and transforms it into a hilarious tale of adorable dinosaurs who just don't want to go to bed! As one cute little dino after another bumps their head while jumping on the bed, kids learn to count backwards in a way that is fun and elicits giggles.

Meanwhile in Peppa Pig: Countdown to Bedtime, readers follow along as Peppa and her brother, George count all the things they can from one to 10 during bedtime in order to fall asleep. Filled with sensory features like flaps and textured pages for kids to touch and explore, this board book is perfect for kids to unwind with while building their counting skills. 

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