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The Little Book of Colour, Shape and Number

Littlemaths books with big ideas

The Little Book of Colour, Shape and Number provides fun, easy-to-do maths activities for children at all developmental stages in the EYLF. The suggested activities offer many opportunities for children to build mathematical knowledge and develop mathematical language through a wide range of experiences.

Ages: 2-6 | Pages: 60 | Code: TS0255 | ISBN: 9781921613845

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Clare Beswick

Trained as an early childhood teacher, Clare Beswick specializes in working with babies and very young children with special needs and their families. She writes for many early childhood publications, and has written several books for parents and for children.

Marianne Knaus

Marianne Knaus is a lecturer in the Early Childhood Education program at Edith Cowan University. She teaches in both the undergraduate and post graduate programs, and coordinates the early childhood mathematics programs and the first year professional practice unit in childcare.

Contents

Introduction4
Links to the EYLF learning outcomes8
Colour
It’s the same colour10
Get sorted12
Patterns of colour13
Colour games14
Mixing colours18
Black and white20
More spots and stripes22
Rainbow colours24
Shape
It’s the same shape26
Shape names28
Corners and sides30
Flat shapes and solids32
All things round34
Tricky triangles36
Squares and rectangles38
More flat shapes40
Number One, two, three42
Number names44
Guess how many46
Counting to five48
Numbers to ten50
Countdown52
One more, one less54
Writing numerals56
Using treasure baskets58
Maths ideas for everyday, at home in your setting, and out and about59
Number rhymes, songs and games60