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8 books to help with numbers and counting

Whether your little learner is getting ready for school, or just practising at home, these helpful and engaging books will make light work of learning numbers and counting. 

Peppa Pig: Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean Counting

Peppa is the perfect piggy pal to help with practising those 1-2-3s! Young children just starting school will adore this easy peasy wipe-clean activity book that encourages learning through practice. Peppa and her marvellous mates show readers how to form numbers and how to count from 1 to 20 using everything from chickens to grown-ups in this fun, interactive workbook that will undoubtedly bring about a few giggles on the way.

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First Numbers: A Ladybird Topsy and Tim sticker book

Topsy and Tim return to offer support to little ones who are beginning to get the hang of numbers. Children will become familiar with counting, as well as writing and recognising numbers through the clever, interactive activities. Perfect for children aged between 3 and 6-years-old, the fun use of stickers throughout will motivate children to make counting part of their day-to-day routine, long after the activities have been completed.

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William Morris 123 by Willam Morris & Elizabeth Catchpole (Illustrator)

Transform counting into a special and memorable experience with this beautiful keepsake inspired by the intricate designs of William Morris. The gorgeous illustrations and designs throughout are sure to enchant little eyes and minds and encourage them to appreciate numbers as you flip through the pretty pages together.

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Peppa Pig: 123 with Peppa

You can always count on Peppa to make learning fun. Numbers are made accessible in this chunky board book, which is perfect for little hands and tots beginning to count. The colourful drawings and cheerful cast of familiar characters are guaranteed to make young children smile and will help them feel positive about counting and using numbers regularly.

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Adding and Subtracting: Ladybird I'm Ready for Maths sticker workbook

Learning how to do sums for the first time can be daunting, but this lively activity book makes it both fun and engaging. This book which is ideal for school children in Key Stage 1, or around year one in primary. Little ones will enjoy the brightly coloured illustrations and stickers, while parents and carers will appreciate the helpful tips throughout - there’s plenty to keep children feeling enthused all the way through.

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Time, Shapes and Seasons: Ladybird I'm Ready for Maths sticker workbook

This workbook takes a modern and vibrant approach to teaching the significance of numbers and will motivate young children as they start to think in numerical terms. Jam-packed with activities and stickers as well as a glossary and useful tips for parents, this is a brilliant book for any budding maths whizzes! 

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Peppa Pig: Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean Numbers 

Another book from the fantastic Practise with Peppa range, this workbook is aimed at younger children. Join in as Peppa focuses on the counting range of 1 to 10 in a variety of Peppa-themed activities, ensuring numbers are manageable (and not scary!) for youngsters. Complete with wipe-clean pages and a free pen, children are encouraged to attempt making numbers, or their own little scribbles, as often as they please. 

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Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Numbers

This easy-to-use and practical wipe clean activity book will keep young learners amused for hours through a variety of activities with our favourite twins including tracing over the number, drawing, linking a number to a picture and circling the correct number of objects. The ingenious mix of entertaining and educational activities will pave the way for little masterminds, with a little help from Topsy and Tim. 

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