I'm still on a sugar high from all the Halloween candy I've been eating (both leftovers and candy from my daughter, Chloe's stash). Who knew candy could also be educational too? Candy 1 to 20 ($8.99 at Amazon) by Laurie Wolf, Pam Abrams, and Bruce Wolf (published by Chronicle Books) is a simple numbers board book that helps teach children to count using clever layouts of candy. I've been working with Chloe on her counting, especially when it starts to get confusing for her around twelve through ninteen. She'll often forget those higher up numbers or mix them up, so we take our time with those pages and slowly count each little candy that makes up the number shape.
The candies featured in this book are all so colorful and iconic, it's fun to also name off kinds of candy as well as favorite colors. Chloe knows that green gummy bears are mama's favorite so she'll count out how many green ones she sees for number 13.
The photos are simply gorgeous. Who wouldn't want to lick all four of the lollypops that make up number 4? This seemingly simple book is a really engaging tool to teach your kids how to count.