Monday, July 26, 2010

Ten Black Dots - Now in Board Book Format!

A favorite of mine, now in board book format! Totally adding this to my literacy book bag collection for my preschoolers!

Crews, Donald.
Ten Black Dots.

June 2010.


Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Author Donald Crews presents an interesting question to children in Ten Black Dots,
What can you do with ten black dots?
As readers gradually practice counting to ten, they see what can be done with the amount of black dots that represent that numeral. For instance,
One dot can make a sun or a moon when day is done.
Five dots can make buttons on a coat or the portholes of a boat.
Nine dots can make toy soldiers standing in rank or the pennies in your piggy bank.
The book is perfect to use with children who are beginning to learn how to count and make a one-to-one correspondence between a number and an object. Add the concept to rhyming text and engaging pictures, and you have the winner of Ten Black Dots! This is seriously, one of my favorite children's counting books and I have every intent of sharing it with my students in their take-home literacy book bags this year!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Download the worksheet found here. Have your child use his/her crayons/markers and ten black dot stickers and see what they can make with ten black dots! A sample can be found below!

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