Mama and her toddler turn an outing to the grocery store into a fun opportunity to talk, and learn a little math along the way. Mama fills their cart with items in quantities of one and two, and lets her baby hold each item, connecting each action to the number of hands baby has. In this way baby begins to understand simple math. Back home Mama shares one banana between the two of them and baby proudly recognizes two pieces, thus showing an understanding of the concept of two.This joyful story shows adults how to talk and introduce children to the concept of numbers and how math is part of daily life.
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This delightful book brings a refreshing and inspiring way to incorporate math into every day life. It focuses on learning the numbers one and two in a very fun and natural way. A loving mother takes her child and his twin toy cuddle-bunnies on a grocery shopping adventure. She reinforces the numbers one and two numerous times in their happy dialogue as they purchase: a roll of paper (one roll), his favourite cereal ( one box), a yummy yogurt which he loves ( two containers one for each hand and two excited feet is on tap) and a banana for snack time (one to share, of course). At the check out counter she goes over all her purchases with her little one admist happy chatter and engagement by both. Once home the two hungry shoppers split the banana in two ... one piece for her, and one piece for him. The it's yummy time, a wonderful, healthy reward for their busy math-induced morning. This wonderful, fun book takes on an every day activity and turns it into an educational opportunity. The illustrations are colourful, expressive and ooze with pure joy. They certainly enhance the math concepts that are woven throughout the story. This would be a perfect gift to give to a young mother/. It would inspire her to teach her little one math concepts in a fun and natural way. I highly recommend this book.