Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

DSC_1352[BH] Here is a sweet book for counting. Ten Black Dots is an easy, enjoyable book. The author uses  different amounts of black dots to create different objects. The creativity this shows children is fantastic. Who knew you could use the face of a snowman, the wheels of a car or even the dots on a snake! The book uses a simple approach to the illustrations which allows you and your little to focus on the counting and not be easily distracted by anything else.

[G] This counting book is fun because it is a little different from a lot of other books out there.  Yes, you still can count just like any other counting book, but there is another aspect to the book as well! This makes it really good for re-reading–you can focus on different things and have them practice what they’ve just learnt.



-Black dot stickers (or black marker on colored dots)

-markers or crayons

-a great imagination

Let your little create their dreams with however many dots they want to. Let them count the dots they ultimately use and then ask them to write that number on the paper. If your little needs help writing the number – use a separate piece of paper to write the number on and remind them to try their best (just like Ramon from Ish.)