Tuesday 15 October 2013

Ladybird Tuesday - Understanding Numbers

Ladybird Understanding Numbers is a title in Series 661 - Words for Numbers. There are four titles in this series and this is Book 1, first published in 1966. You can also read about two other books in the series - More Words for Numbers and Everyday Words for Numbers, with the remaining book being Words we Need for Numbers. Ladybird obviously had a lot to say about numbers!

Ladybird book Understanding Numbers

The group of four books is intended to present a planned approach to the words used most frequently in situations involving numbers. This first book begins by devoting a page to each number, with some examples of its use along with some simple sums using the number. Each page also has a corresponding illustration with plenty of things to count in them.

Ladybird book Understanding Numbers

Stopping at twelve, the book then moves onto words which are used when talking about numbers. They are all opposites, for example big and little, long and short. There are also some simple puzzles.

Ladybird book Understanding Numbers

Aimed at children that are beginning to read for themselves, there is plenty of repetition in the text, and the final page has a list of the vocabulary which has been covered in the book.

This is another book which is great to share with young children, and I'm definitely going to be looking through it with my son who has just started school.

If you love Ladybird books, do pop over and visit Ladybird Tuesday, where Being Mrs C is assembling a really comprehensive catalogue of Ladybird books and reviews.

Below you can find links to all my Ladybird Tuesday book posts.

Snow White and Rose Red
Hansel and Gretel
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Three Little Pigs
The Old Woman and her Pig
Little Red Riding Hood
The Ugly Duckling
The Railway Children
A Little Princess
A First book of Aesop's Fables

A Ladybird Book about Knitting
More Things to Make - For Special Occasions
Easy to Make Puppets
Learning to Sew
Stamp Collecting
Tricks and Magic

Prehistoric Animals and Fossils
Stone Age Man in Britain
Great Civilisations - Crete
Charles Dickens
Lives of the Great Composers Book 1
Lives of the Great Composers Book 2
The Story of Music

Plants and How They Grow
The Ladybird Book of the Night Sky
Sea and Air Mammals
The Farm

The Story of Nuclear Power
The Motor Car
How it Works - The Computer
How it Works - The Rocket
The Story of Ships
The Postman and the Postal Service
People at Work - The Nurse

Understanding Numbers
Talkabout Clothes
Going to School
Teaching Reading

Stories of Special Days and Customs
Christmas Customs

Girls and Boys - A Ladybird Book of Childhood


  1. Thanks for joining in with Ladybird Tuesday again. This week I'm looking at The Tales of King Arthur over on Being Mrs C http://www.beingmrsc.com/being_mrs_c/2013/10/ladybird-tuesday-tales-of-king-arthur.html

    1. Thanks for hosting, I really like the look of the King Arthur books, I've always loved those stories.


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