You don't have to wait until kindergarten to teach kids math. Starting can be as easy as incorporating it into story time.
1. "Ten Tiny Toes" (Ages 0-3)
By Caroline Jayne Church
Head, shoulders and 10 tiny toes. As you read, count the number of toes on the baby's feet together.
2. "Ten Little Ladybugs" (Ages 1-2)
Written by Melanie Gerth and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
You can easily turn this counting book into a song. The repetition of the storyline will have your kids singing along as you count down from 10 to one.
3. "Count on Clifford" (Ages 2+)
By Norman Bridwell
With big large numbers on the pages, children can count from one to 10 with their favorite big red dog, Clifford, as he celebrates a birthday party.
4. "Count Me In: A Parade of Mexican Folk Art Numbers in English and Spanish" (Ages 2-6)
Written by Cynthia Weill and illustrated with ceramics by the Aguilar Sisters: Guillermina, Josefina, Irene and Concepción
Join a Oaxacan parade to practice counting in English and Spanish from one to 10.
5. "Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English and Spanish" (Ages 2-6)
Written by Cynthia Weill, featuring wood sculptures from Oaxaca by Quirino and Martín Santiago
Learn the English and Spanish words for common opposites (like arriba y abajo for up and down) with the help of some intricately carved and painted wooden animal sculptures made by talented Oaxacan artisans.
6. "Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes" (Ages 3-5)
Written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and illustrated by John Parra
Discover the shapes and Spanish names for all kinds of items.
7. "Lia & Luís: Who Has More?" (Ages 3-6)
Written by Ana Crespo and illustrated by Giovana Medeiros
Learn how a little girl named Lia uses some clever math tools to show her brother how much they both really have using measurement and comparison.
8. "Not a Bean" (Ages 3-7)
Written by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez and illustrated by Laura González
Take a trip to the desert to see how a Mexican jumping bean travels throughout the day and helps kids review counting one through 10.
After a tamal-making session with her mother goes horribly wrong, María tries to solve a mystery wrapped in masa. This book is available in English and Spanish.
10. "How Big is a Million?" (Ages 5-6)
Written by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Serena Riglietti
Pipkin sets off to find out how big a million is. On his journey, he meets a new friend and counts to bigger and bigger numbers.