Number Work

By Bobby George, Jr.; June George; Alyssa Nassner (Illustrator)
(ABRAMS, Board Books, 9781419704123, 24pp.)

Publication Date: August 2012

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These unique board books bring the popular Montessori pedagogy to trade book form for the first time. Using materials and methods common to Montessori classrooms, these interactive board books immerse young children in an aesthetically rich learning experience, while providing parents and caregivers with carefully crafted language to encourage understanding.
This book follows the Montessori method by introducing the numbers 1 to 10 first as quantities to count before showing them as numerals. Cumulative red and blue tabs based on the counting rods found in Montessori classrooms help readers conceptualize quantities. Groupings of beautifully stylized illustrations provide objects to count before readers encounter textured numerals to trace with their fingers.
Praise for "Montessori: Number Work"
"Nicely illustrated, this tall, distinctive board book is a useful resource for parents and teachers."
"The combination of phonetics and simple retro illustration makes for an excellent entree into pre-literacy."
--"The Wall Street Journal.

About the Author
Bobby George is an independent researcher and creative director at Baan Dek Montessori in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He recently completed a PhD in philosophy at Kingston University, London, writing a dissertation on the work of Arakawa and Gins. Tom Sparrow teaches in the department of philosophy at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Levinas Unhinged (2013) and co-editor of A History of Habit: From Aristotle to Bourdieu (2013). He blogs at Plastic Bodies.

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