Read from the Start
Each month, QSLA and your local library systems will work together to develop a themed booklist, reading tips, and family activities all designed for families with children ages birth to five. Click on the Read from the Start booklists below to download a PDF of the list.
June 2019: Counting and Learning Booklist
Monthly Activity: Count with Me!
Build your child’s math understanding by counting with them! Using math vocabulary, such as numbers and shapes, helps your child understand that those words represent the count and look of an object. Read about more key terms to use in your everyday from Zero To Three.
- Make a game of counting similar objects, such as apples, toys, or trees, with your little one in the grocery store, in the car, or at home.
- Start by asking your child to see how many of a certain kind of item they see.
- Point to each object and count with your child so they learn that each number represents an object.
Here is a great way to start:
“How many cereal boxes do you see? Let’s count together! There is one cereal box…”
Monthly Family Reading Tip: Retell
After reading a story, have your child tell the story in their own words or by using the pictures to guide their ideas.
Monthly Booklist: To print out and share!
Click on the images below to download our full booklists, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find every book at your local Los Angeles Public and LA County Library.
Check it out…at your local library!
Find this month’s books at your local library. Many of these books are also available for digital download.
Juanito Counts to Ten / Johnny Cuenta Hasta Diez: a bilingual counting book by Lee Merrill Byrd
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker
Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh