Free Book: Early Learning Numbers for Toddlers and Preschool Kids

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Today’s school environment has become more rigorous and demanding. The pre-school years (ages 3-6) of your child’s life set the stage for future academic success. When children enter kindergarten with knowledge of specific academic skills, research shows they outperform their peers and score higher on tests. Until now, it’s been difficult to find books for kids learning to read that are easy to use, affordable, fun, and address the essential academic skills to help make your child school ready.

World Book Inc offer free early learning books to download now, for a limited time! Trek learn about numbers.

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Free Book: Early Learning Numbers for Toddlers and Preschool Kids

  1. 1. Editorial ProductionVice President and Editor Director, Manufacturingin Chief and Pre-Press Paul A. Kobasa Carma FazioAssociate Manager, Manufacturing ManagerSupplementary Publications Steven K. Hueppchen Cassie Mayer Senior Production ManagerManager, Research, Janice RossingSupplementary Publications Production/Technology Cheryl Graham ManagerManager, Contracts & Compliance Anne Fritzinger(Rights & Permissions) Proofreader Loranne K. Shields Emilie SchrageGraphics and DesignManager Tom EvansSenior Designer Don Di Sante Trek Learns AboutWorld Book, Inc.233 N. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60601U.S.A.For information about other World Book publications, visitour Web site at http://www.worldbookonline.comor call 1-800-WORLDBK (967-5325). Story by Felicia LawFor information about sales to schools and libraries, call1-800-975-3250 (United States), or 1-800-837-5365 (Canada). Illustrations by Steve Smallman© 2010, 1994, 1992, 1991 World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. and Shirley TourretThis volume may not be reproduced in whole or in part in anyform without prior written permission from the publisher.WORLD BOOK, the GLOBE DEVICE, EARLY WORLD OFLEARNING and the COLOPHON, and TREK, are registeredtrademarks or trademarks of World Book, Inc.Trek Learns About NumbersThis edition: ISBN 978-0-7166-1909-3Printed in China by Leo PaperProducts LTD., Note to Educators a Scott Fetzer companyHeshan, Guangdong Activities appear on pages 38-391st printing August 2010 of this book. You may make copies Chicago of these pages and distribute themLexile measure: 520 to students. www.worldbookonline.com
  2. 2. “You’re just in time,” said the peacock. “Just in time for the grand parade. It will start from here in one minute’s time.”4 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 5
  3. 3. Trek and the birds looked around. “A parade?” asked Crow. “Where is everyone?”6 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 7
  4. 4. “I’m the parade,” said the peacock proudly, spreading his feathers into a colorful fan. “You may join my parade if you wish, but kindly keep far behind me.”8 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 9
  5. 5. The peacock set off, strutting down the center of the road. “That’s a silly parade,” jeered Seagull. “And I’m certainly not joining in.” “I must agree,” said Crow, “that a parade of one is a very strange sight.”10 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 11
  6. 6. “Is this a parade?” said a deep voice behind them. “May we join in?” said another. Trek and the birds turned to see two huge elephants.12 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 13
  7. 7. “Of course you may,” said “Then climb up,” said the Wagtail. “Two elephants are elephants, “and we’ll be off.” just what we need.”14 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 15
  8. 8. “Oh, look at that parade!” cried three women, as they filled their waterpots at the well. “May we come along?” “Of course!” boomed the elephants. “But stay far behind. We don’t want to step on your saris.”16 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 17
  9. 9. “Oh look!” cried four water buffaloes in a nearby field. “It’s a parade. May we join in?” “Of course you may,” said the women in their saris. “But please keep far behind with those muddy feet.”18 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 19
  10. 10. Five monkeys looked down “Very well,” snorted the from the roof of the temple. buffaloes, “but keep far behind They pointed their fingers and and don’t get into any monkey laughed. “One, two, three, four. business.” What you need are five more,” they called.20 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 21
  11. 11. It really was a very good parade, and everything was going well until. . .22 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 23
  12. 12. “Stop!” roared the tiger, rolling his eyes. “No one comes past here until I’ve had my supper.”24 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 25
  13. 13. “Help!” squeaked the peacock, “Whoa!” warned the buffaloes, backing on to the elephants’ treading on the monkeys’ tails. trunks. “Eek!” squealed the monkeys, “Stop!” trumpeted the as they leapt up the jackfruit tree. elephants and sat on the women’s saris. “Oops!” cried the women, slipping in the buffaloes’ mud.26 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 27
  14. 14. The jackfruits crashed to the ground, bounced several times, and rolled toward the tiger. The tiger didn’t wait. He was off in a flash!28 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 29
  15. 15. “All right!” said the peacock, as he dusted himself off and tidied his feathers. “If you’re all quite ready, we will continue our parade. All join in—but please keep far behind!”30 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 31
  16. 16. The photo “Where is everyone?” said Trek. “Please take your seats for 5 the photo!” 4 3 2 132 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 33
  17. 17. “I will sit here,” said the peacock, There are three chairs for “as I am the star of the show.” three women. There are two chairs for two elephants. “Please ask the water buffaloes to take their seats,” said Trek.34 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 35
  18. 18. 5 4 There is one chair for each of the monkeys. 3 2 “Smile, please,” said Trek. CLICK! 136 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 37
  19. 19. Activities Draw a line to join the groups that have Ask an adult to photocopy these pages so you can the same number of monkeys. complete the activities. Answers appear on page 40. The number at the beginning of each line tells you how many objects to color. 1 2 438 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 39
  20. 20. Answer key 1 2 440 © World Book, Inc. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. the number of objects takes time and practice. See “A word about counting” for Trek Learns About Numbers important information on teaching your child to count. Vocabulary list: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, For skills development, suggest adding groups of six, seven, eight, nine, and ten to eight, nine, ten the parade. Ask your child to choose the animals and draw each group with your child. This activity helps children recognize sets with different number values. For older Synopsis children, ask, How many animals should be in the next group? Numbers are a part of our everyday lives. Counting, matching, and sorting are among the most important After you read, help your child to understand that numbers can represent quantities, a skills that children can learn during their preschool challenging concept for young children. Practice counting by placing a variety of years. Trek Learns About Numbers introduces your child small objects in a line on a table. Begin with groups of 5 objects; later try 10 objects. to the numbers one to five as Trek and his friends join Count the objects, then change the order of the objects and count again, emphasizing in a big parade in India. Along the way, there are things to look at and count. the last number as the total number of objects. Your child will enjoy the story and pictures for their own sake, but with your encourage- Where in the world? Show your child India on a map or globe. Trace a route from ment, this story will be a valuable learning aid. Take every opportunity to count the South America to India. Ask, What are some different ways a person could travel from animals or people in the pictures. Look for other objects in the pictures. Count the South America to India? Point out the Pacific objects in each set as they are introduced. Try to repeat the sequence of numbers from Ocean and how large it is. After looking at one to five each time, to reinforce the counting activity. how the land and water look different on a A word about counting map or globe, ask your child to find other large areas of water and land. When children begin to count, At the end of the story, Trek takes a photo of the group. Here the words one to five are they tend to see numbers as names brought together with the numerals 1 to 5. This is an opportunity for you and your child for each object. Early on, their to count, match, and sort. Discussion questions Match the number of animals and people with counting also is more of an chairs: Are there enough chairs for everyone to exercise in parroting than in under- Before you read, explain to standing a mathematical concept. your child that the story is set sit down? How many chairs are there for Skills and concepts people to sit in? How many chairs are there for A child begins by learning in India and involves a parade numbers through rote repetition. To • Learning words for numbers and names animals to sit in? Which group has more, the of animals. Talk about what a help your child understand the parade is. Ask your child if of animals group of people or the group of monkeys? Which group has fewer, the group of water relationship between numbers and she has ever seen a parade. • Recognizing the numbers 1 to 10 buffaloes or the group of elephants? How quantities, try practicing matching Ask her to describe a parade • Counting objects from 1 to 10 one object with another. You could she has seen. many people and animals are in the parade • Recognizing sets with different number values altogether? ask your child to set the table and • Giving a number value to a set of objects make sure there is one spoon for Look through the book at the each bowl or one plate for each animals and people joining the • Matching sets Online activities person. Once your child can easily parade. Count out the number • Naming a set of objects match one for one, you can begin of animals for each new Refer to the online Program Guide for a • Understanding concepts of more than/less than summary of the online activities and video to introduce larger numbers. group. Keep in mind that the ability to match the word with associated with this unit.© World Book, Inc. All rights reserved. 26 27

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