Why We Love It
When we share concept board books with young children, we want to focus on the idea (concept) being presented. Books designed with minimal additional clutter on each page help young children see and understand the concepts. Counting concept books should have clear objects organized for easy counting and Pocket Piggies Numbers! is an especially enjoyable/adorable read. Help your child touch and say each number as you both count the super appealing miniature pigsnestled in teacups and gathered with other mini pigs in a variety of countable groupings.
- When you and your child are enjoying some dual counting time, help your child touch and say a number for each pig touched. Keep in mind that saying one number for each object is a developmental process that can be introduced at a young age but may not be mastered until Kindergarten or beyond.
- Explore the background objects on each page. Ask your child,” Where is the pig? That’s right, the pig is inside the boat.” Concepts about location including under, over, near, next to, inside and outside develop gradually with age with this type of conversational play.
- Use this concept book to teach another concept. Even though Pocket Piggies Numbers! is a counting concept book, it can be adapted to teach other concepts such as color. As your child to point to something on the page that is blue. When developing a concept like color, give your child plenty of practice by asking about the same item ‘s color on each page. This repetition and practice helps your child learn and understand color over time.
- Pocket Piggies Colors! by Richard Austin
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