Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Count, Rhyme, Repeat with Free e-books

Or rhyme, count, read, repeat!!

One of Spider-man's current favorite is "Ten Little Ladybugs".

And recently, he has been reading "Ten Rubber Duckies" a lot as well!

They are really are a lot of fun, with tactile critters, magical countdowns, and rhymes all thrown into the learning mix...

Batman, inspired by the books, decided to come up with his own. Of course, he chose to do count-ups, and skip count.
This is all his effort, I only added the clip arts! Amazing how a good book can inspire us :) And what a great way to get ready for KG over the summer. Some of his rhymes are here as images. He started from 1, skip counted by 2, and stopped at 11. Simple. For this one, he decided to rhyme with the number. Start with 1, add 2, you get 3. So what rhymes with 3 that makes sense in the context of monkeys, forest etc, and off he went...

With its predictable ending, and repetitions, this makes a great simple reader.

Feel free to download the book here - Skip Count Up and Rhyme with Monkeys

Come up with your own rhymes and combinations. Count up, down, or skip count.
Spiderman soon joined us, and in collaboration, we came up with three more books, which were a hoot. All three are available  for free download as well - just click on the images.

Batman wants to share these with all his friends. I would appreciate if you 'like' us on FB, or follow our tweets, or subscribe to more of our fun ideas, or do them all - so the sharing circle is complete!

Take a peek at our other combinations...

Count up with spotted cows..

Count down with buzzing bees...

Skip count down with little fishies...
I would love to see if you have done something similar. Please leave me a comment. Have fun with rhymes!

Sharing at:
Tot School Gathering Place, Montessori Monday, Summer Fun for Kids, The Sunday Showcase, Link & Learn, Stress Free Sunday, Mom's Library, Artsy Play Wednesday             


  1. I couldn't get the links to work. It is saying Error, not found. www.leahinspired.com

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know. I fixed the links.

    2. No Problem! Thanks for fixing it!

  2. These are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Can I please add as a link to other free reading sources for an upcoming post? Mia of PragmaticMom (PragmaticMomBlog@gmail.com).

  4. I LOVE making books with kids, and how meaningful is it that your son led this literacy exploration! :) Thanks for linking up with Stress-Free Sunday! I hope you can come and share again this week. :)

  5. Thank you so much for sharing on the After School Link Up Party. I'm featuring Summer Reading Activities this week including this post!

    1. My two super-heroes will be super-excited to have their books in the list! Thanks Kim!

  6. What a fun post! I am featuring this on iGameMom http://igamemom.com/2013/06/26/summer-reading-fun-moms-library/ Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.