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Bear Counts

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Bear teaches counting to 5 in fun, simple rhyming book.

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This simple rhyming book is great for teaching kids to count objects up to 5, a manageable number for kids learning to count. It invites them to not only parrot numbers by rote but also pair each number with an object, the foundation of real understanding of a number. The things that the kids are encouraged to count are distinct and clearly clustered so the counting's not confusing. And the rhyme scheme signals the next number, so that when you turn the page, kids can shout it out. Unfortunately, the rhythms of the stanzas are often choppy and hard to read smoothly, but the overall feel is encouraging and fun.

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