Today I’m sharing a free interactive numbers book for kids ages 2-5. Have fun with it!
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Did you know I share math ideas for each letter of the alphabet? These don’t need to correlate with learning about a particular letter, but they’ve sparked my creativity as I work to think of new math activities to post. Recently I shared unifix cube activities for letter U. My dice games for letter D were a lot of fun, too. What to do for letter R?
I guess I’m stretching it a bit. For letter R we’re going to read about math. I created this simple interactive numbers book to help my Two learn to recognize numbers, practice one-to-one correspondence, and count sets of objects. To get his attention I featured his first love… vehicles.
Free numbers book
I printed the book and placed it on a magnetic baking sheet with a set of colorful round magnets (which we’ve found to be worth the price!). By using the magnets we made the book reusable. But you could also have your child use Do-a-Dot markers, bingo daubers, or round office stickers.
On each page you’ll find a large bold number for your child to identify, followed by a vehicle to count. My Two liked counting the vehicles with his finger before he started using the magnets. Once he got past three objects, he usually missed one when counting with his finger.
I had him get out the magnets and count the vehicles aloud as he placed a magnet on each circle. If he repeated himself or got confused, I helped him get back on track.
After reading about 7 airplanes, he said, “I wonder if there will be helicopters.” It was fun to see his little face light up when he turned the page. “Oh! There they are!”
I am really pleased with his the book turned out! He was fully engaged. We’ll be pulling it out again! I hope you enjoy it too.
How to assemble:
This is very easy to put together and staple if you print correctly. As with all my printable books, you will not need a scissors – only a long-armed stapler.
- Print pages 2-13 front to back. Make sure you set it to flip on the short edge. Otherwise the backs of the pages will be upside down.
- Fold the pages into a book, making sure they’re in order.
- Staple with a long-armed stapler.