My First Big Book

My First Big Book : Words, colours, numbers, shapes

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This delightful, jumbo early-learning book is the perfect way to introduce young children and toddlers to words, numbers, shapes and colours.
The colourful artworks, simple labels and probing questions will encourage children to develop early skills: Teaches children to recognize and name: main colours: red, yellow, green, purple, brown, black, white, pink, grey, orange and blue; numbers 1-20 in detail, and larger numbers more generally; main shapes: circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, stars and diamonds, ovals, circles and semi-circles; common words: items in the house, at school, in the shops and out of doors, clothes, parts of the body, food, professions, animals, weather By becoming familiar with these common colours, numbers, shapes and words children will develop skills necessary to recognize them in all contexts; By finding these ideas in different contexts, children will sharpen their awareness of the world around them; Features questions to encourage participation, and improve recognition and awareness; Includes practical tips for parents from a top educational consultant; Packed with fun and colourful games and puzzles, My First Big Book is guaranteed to become a firm favourite on every bookshelf, encouraging children to take an active interest in their environment.
With its bright, clear design and Mandy Stanley's bold, child-friendly artwork, it is the perfect early-learning adventure.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 230 x 280mm | 800g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753408732
  • 9780753408735
  • 1,857,103

Table of contents

1 half title; 2 Title and Imprint; 4 Contents; 8 Suggestions for parents; 11 First Word; 12 What's in the bedroom? 14 Things we see in the kitchen; 16 It's bathtime! 18 Getting dressed; 20 Point to these parts of your body; 22 What food do you like to eat? 24 Look around the garden; 26 Let's go to the park! 28 There's lots to do at school; 30 The supermarket is a busy place; 32 Who are these people? 34 Things that go; 36 Come for a day on the farm! 38 Where do these animals live? 40 Having fun at the seaside; 42 What's the weather like? 44 What sounds do these make? 46 All sorts of opposites; 48 What's your favourite colour? 50 We are going to a party; 51 First Number; 52 How many can you see? 54 Count from 1 to 10; 56 Counting at the seaside; 58 Can you find 5? 60 Who has the most babies? 62 Who is carrying the least? 64 In what order do you get dressed? 66 Where does puppy go on his walk? 68 Count the sides on each shape; 70 Find the numbers at home; 72 Can you see which is longer? 74 How many animals are there? 76 Spot the opposites! 78 How many wheels can you see? 80 Are there enough for the party? 82 Count from 11 to 20; 84 Can you find 15? 86 Which numbers are missing? 88 Can you count in pairs? 90 Find the numbers in the street; 91 First Shape; 92 Meet the shapes; 94 Circles; 96 Triangles; 98 Squares; 100 Rectangles; 102 Look again; 104 Is it curved? 106 Is it straight? 108 Stars and diamonds; 110 Ovals; 112 Circles and semicircles; 114 Match the objects to the shapes; 116 At the playground; 118 Shapes at the seaside; 120 Find the pairs; 122 Spot the patterns; 124 Look in the mirror; 126 Big and small; 128 Find the shapes at the party; 130 Who owns what? 131 First Colour; 132 Meet the colours; 134 Red; 136 Yellow; 138 Blue; 140 Black; 142 White; 144 Green; 146 Pink; 148 Purple; 150 Orange; 152 Brown; 154 Grey; 156 Dark and light colours; 158 Colours in the fairground; 160 Colours in the country; 162 Colours at the swimming pool; 164 Sorting by colour; 166 Visiting Auntie Jane; 168 Mixing colours; 170 Colour patterns; 172 Who lives where? 174 Index
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About Ann Montague-Smith

Ann Montague-Smith is a Principal Lecturer in Early Years at University College, Worcester, specializing in primary mathematics. While she was a primary school head teacher, she took a masters degree in Mathematical Education and Curriculum Studies. She is the author of a number of early years books. Mandy Stanley studied at Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design, and gained a degree in fashion at Nottingham Polytechnic. She is a designer of baby toys, clothing and products, and has worked with Mothercare and Boots, as well as many other publishers. Her bold, humorous illustrations for Kingfisher's I Can series and First Word Book, First Number Book and First Shape Book show a real flair for giving young children the clarity and fun they love.
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