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10 Fun Counting Books for Preschoolers

Books about counting are a great way to practice new math concepts. These 10 fun counting books for preschoolers, will put you ahead of the game teaching counting since kids love them!

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10 Favorite Counting Books for Preschoolers

Teaching numbers to preschoolers learning to count, is fun with books! These counting picture books teach activities for counting, number recognition, counting down and simple subtraction.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Preschool Math Skills: numbers and counting, learning numbers 1-4, simple subtraction

Pete the Cat books are always a big hit. Children love him! In this fun story, Pete slowly loses one of his 4 buttons, until finally they’re all gone. Does he worry? Goodness no!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Preschool Math Skills: counting to ten, learning numbers 1-10

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic counting book that has been a favorite with toddlers and preschoolers for decades. This book has cutouts so children can count the holes in the hungry caterpillar’s food as he eats his way through the story. Not only is this a fun introduction to learning how to count it’s also a great introduction to the life cycle of a butterfly for kids.

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

Preschool Math Skills: numbers and counting, learning numbers 1-10

With fun sound effects, children love counting along as various marsh creatures try to help get the duck unstuck from the muck.

The M & M’s Counting Book by Barbara McGrath

Preschool Math Skills: numbers and counting, learning numbers 1-12, sets, shapes and simple subtraction

This is a great hands-on book. Children can count out their own M&Ms (how sweet – lol)

There is also a Cheerios Counting Book by Will and Barbra Mc Grath

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

Preschool Math Skills: counting 1 to 5, counting down, and easy subtraction

This book is based on a counting song for preschoolers Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. No doubt your child will be singing right along as these mischievous monkeys help your little one learn to count.

Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

Preschool Math Skills: Counting 1- 10, counting down, easy subtraction

This fun rhyming book is loaded with amazing illustrations. A school of 10 fish starts off on an underwater venture together, but one by one, each goes off on their own. It has a cute unexpected ending.

Five Little Ducks by Raffi

Preschool Math Skills: Counting 1-5, counting down,

This is another book based on a child’s favorite sing-along, Raffi’s 5 Little Ducks.

Ten Apple Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss

Ten Apple Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss

Preschool Math Skills: Counting 1- 10, counting down, easy subtraction

Three friends try to outdo each other to see who can get the most apples on their heads. When they each finally get 10, they run into some humorous challenges trying to keep them on their heads.

Ten Little Dinosaurs by Pattie Schnetzler

Ten Little Dinosaurs by Pattie Schnetzler

Preschool Math Skills: Counting 1- 10, counting down

A FUN book!! This book is done in rhyming text, with long dinosaur names and a set of large swirly, wiggle eyes poking through on each page. This is a big hit with preschoolers!

Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth

Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth

Preschool Math Skills: Counting 1- 10, counting down

This is another fun interactive book for preschoolers. Children can touch each ladybug as they count along to the rhyming text. This is a great counting book for toddlers.

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