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My Little Chalkboard: Playing with numbers

My Little Chalkboard: Playing with numbers

Nancy E. Krulik
Illustrator:  Barroux 
For ages 3 to 6
Running Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-0762414369

Let's practice writing our numbers. Naturally we are going to begin with the number one, but we are not just going to write the number one over and over, we are also going to draw a little and read a little and have some fun at the same time. Here on the number one page we can see a picture of a jack-in-the-box. You are going to draw one of your toys to keep jack company. Then you can practice writing the number one and the word one.

On the number four page we see a little girl having a tea party with her dolls and a teddy bear. You are asked to draw a picture of yourself having a party with your friends. Then you get to write the number four and the word four.

And so it continues throughout this excellent chalkboard book until you get to the number ten. The best thing about all your work in this special book is that you can erase everything you have done with your mini chalkboard eraser or cleaning cloth and start over. You have a selection of colored chalks to choose from to write and color with, and all your accessories fit in a cunning little compartment next to the book.

Little children are sure to enjoy using this portable learning tool, which is entertaining, creative, and educational.