The Number Garden

The Number Garden


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"A sweetly goofy companion to The Alphabet Room..." – Kirkus Reviews

Here are some of the concepts I learned today by lifting the flaps on the pages of Sara Pinto's new board book, THE NUMBER GARDEN:

Prepositions: above, behind, beneath, between, inside, near, next to, on top of, over, under, upon

Colors: yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green, brown, black, white

Shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, star

Astronomy: Earth turns round and round so it appears like the sun is going across the sky.

Agriculture: When I plant seeds in soil in a sunny place and water them, they will grow. I can differentiate crops I planted from weeds that I did not plant.

Physics: What happens when I build up pressure in a hose and then suddenly let it escape? How might I take advantage of pressure and propulsion?

Physical education: I can practice maintaining my center of gravity and get good exercise by doing the Limbo.

Gross motor play: I can try to balance odd-shaped objects upon one another.

(Oh, and I also learned how to count up to 78, which is the sum of 1+2+3...+12.)” – Richie Partington, MLISRichie's Picks