I Spy Numbers

Age 3 to 5

I Spy Numbers by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick

Publisher: Scholastic USA
ISBN: 9780545415859

There is lots of visual interest in this book, with each photograph showing a numeral from 1 to 9 with lots of small objects around it. Each object relates to the numeral in some way, but children might have to look carefully at the photograph to work out how! This is an engaging context in which children can practise their counting and observation skills. This book also provides some opportunities for lateral thinking and reasoning, e.g. how can B + C represent 5?