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Counting
Submitted by: Libby Nelson, West University
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Tea for ten by:Lena Anderson
Hedgehog is lonely until 9 of her friends arrive - counting 1 to 10.
Baker's dozen by:Dan Andreasen
Count 1 to 13 as a baker create yummy treats.
Guinea pigs add up by:Margery Cuyler
A class gets a guinea pig for a pet. The teacher thinks it is lonely and adds another. Soon there are lots of additions and very little space.
Spot can count by:Eric Hill
Spot counts his way around a farm.
Counting in the garden by:Kim Parker
Count the inhabitants of a garden from 1 to 10, in various combinations.
Mouse count by:Ellen Walsh
10 wild mice outsmart a hungry, greedy snake.
Songs
5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
5 little monkeys jumping on the bed.
one fell off and bumped his head.
Called for the doctor and the doctor said
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed."

[repeat 4,3,2,1]
5 little speckled frogs
5 little speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs
Yum, yum.
1 jumped into the pool
Where he was nice and cool.
Now there are 4 speckled frogs
Glub, glub

[repeat for 4, 3, 2, 1]
Number fun
[movement activity]
All the fives, dance the jive.
All the fours, knock on the floor
All the threes, shake their knees.
All the twos, paddle canoes.
All the ones, stand and run.
All the numbers look alive.