From time to time, I’ll be posting about favorite children’s books. Some will have math stories and others will be favorite storybooks. I want your child to fall in love with numbers and understand math concepts but I also want your child to fall in love with words!
Reading to your children not only enhances their vocabulary but also stimulates their imagination. If you have a passion for reading, your child will too! Reading to your child is not only fun but creates a special bond between you and your child. Please add your child’s favorite book in the Leave a Reply box below so that other children will enjoy these too.
Here’s a favorite multiplication book:
BUNCHES and BUNCHES of BUNNIES by Louise Matthews, published by Scholastic with delightful illustrations by Jeni Bassett.
Your child too will have fun reading about these cute, silly little bunnies while learning basic principles of multiplication. Each page illustrates what happens when you square a number, that is multiply a number by itself (1 x 1, 2 x 2, 3 x 3, etc.) till we end up with 144 bunny relatives living in one house! Each multiplication has a four line poem with a cute, memorable rhyme such as:
Count the bunnies at the ball,
Rabbit partners, short and tall,
Now the music comes alive,
And 5 x 5 is 25.