Ever wondered how and when to start teaching your preschooler their numbers? How about the fact that the last time you taught a preschooler their numbers was when you were still able to get enough sleep per night? Well I am now on my quest to create fun preschool activities that will help me teach C his numbers and to be honest, I kind of wished that I had twins from the get go so I would only have to teach everything once. Today I will be sharing with you C’s Counting Cards 0-5 book and the #teachECE team will also have ideas for teaching the numbers 0-5.

## IN THE BOOK

When I started sifting through my brain for hands-on preschool activities and how to incorporate these ideas in his numbers book, I decided that I would include:

- pictures of cars
- cars to match the numeral being displayed

And then I got to thinking, why not add some subitizing in there while I was at it and maybe a sticker page or 2 that could help him with his circle identification?

Well all my brainstorming led me to this:

Here is a sneak peak of the book:

The yellow stickers are covering the 5 white circles on the wheels. There is also the picture of a die with 5 spots as well as the number 5.

## What You Need

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- Cardstock for printing
- Printer (we absolutely love our Epson Stylus NX530 )
- Circle Stickers
- Counting Cars (at the end of this post)

## Transportation Books to Read

Amazing Machines: Truckload of FunNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Things That Go (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)If I Built a CarPete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!How to Draw Cars, Trucks, Planes, and Other Things That Go!: Learn to Draw Step by Step for Kids (Step-by-Step Drawing Books)

## How To Use the Counting Cars Number Book

**FIRST** print the pages of the book on cardstock or regular printing paper if you prefer.

**SECOND** cut the pages along the dotted lines on the side.

**THIRD** staple the book together ensuring that all the pages are in the right number order.

Allow your child to cover each tire with a sticker so that it corresponds to the number on the top right side of the page. For example, if you are working on the number 4, then your child needs to place 4 stickers down- 1 for each tire.

### MORE Hands-on, Playful ways to teach the numbers 0-5 with these activities from the Early Childhood Education Team.

Amanda says

My kids would love this book. We may print them and keep them separate so we have a few places to park their cars and practice numbers laying on the floor at once!

Cerys says

Love the idea of using the sticker dots. As I have sticker mad kids they would love this.

Danielle says

Cars are always a hit with my son!

The Preschool Toolbox says

What a great book to reinforce early numeracy! We have a transportation unit upcoming…this will be perfect! Thank you!

Jodie @ Growing Book by Book says

Such a fun book! We love to make books together.

Clarissa says

That is a really cute book!

Natasha says

Perfect for that sticker crazy child of mines.