Talk, Sing, Point with Books

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Talk, Sing, Point with Your Baby Using Stories

There are many wonderful books about counting and numbers. Find books at your local bookstore or library. Rockford Public Library is full of great books that build a math-ready mind! Here are a few suggestions: 

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Whose Toes are Those? by LeUyen Pham

Inspired by This Little Piggy rhyme, this book is interactive and asks questions such as “Who could have such darling feet?” Perfect for babies and toddlers.  


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Peek-a-You by Andrea David Pinkney

Rhyming text and bright illustrations capture the whimsical joy of a game of peek-a-boo with little ones.


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Baby Says by John Steptoe

Baby brother and big brother communicate in this sweet little board book. The book has few words, but parents and caregivers can talk with their baby about what is happening in the story.

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Peek-a-Who by Nina Laden

Colorful pictures and simple rhyming text help babies guess what’s peeking through the die-cut windows. A surprise awaits at the end of this board book. 

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Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

A classic and funny board book, this title will have your baby pointing out and imitating all the characters – animals who honk, oink, moo, and snort!


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Count, Group and Compare with Baby

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While walking around the house with the baby, talk about shapes you might see. Point out the round clock. Point out the square block or the oval bathtub.

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