A fun counting book is Dr. Seuss’ Ten Apples Up on Top. Besides counting the book opens up discussion on prepositional words, number symbols, being “better” and positive feelings with succeeding at something, especially together.
Today we enjoyed a YouTube reading that has the book put to music. Then we followed up by making our own Apples on Top Books. Depending on our counting skills the books ranged from counting
1 to 5 to counting 1 to 10.
These are simple books to make. I used a free template from Early Learning Ideas to save time. I edited a photo of each child, copying off enough for each page of their book. The children glued a picture on the “bottom” of each page.
Once that was complete it was time to add the correct number of apples “on top”. Given choices for making an apple shape (circle) the children all chose the bingo dot marker.
Once done and dried we laminated each page and then ordered the pages. Developmental levels of each child were considered in how we ordered the pages – counting the apples, using number symbol, reading each page as ordered.