*This is part of the Teaching Math with Picture Books series.*

I’m a big fan of Sandra Boynton. So when I found her One, Two Three! book at a resale shop I was ecstatic.

### It blends personal relationships with counting.

Each of the numbers from one to ten connects to an event that might require that many people.

For social situations like having a private conversation, you need two people. So “two is right for a quiet talk.”

### Major math concepts are used too.

You can discuss one-to-one correspondence of teacups and friends:

And kids can speculate on the jersey numbers on the Pigglystick players:

Seven gives a fun way to see subitizing in action. And there’s even a hint of multiplication in the two rows of four hippos taking a ballet class!

### And the best part…

Sandra Boynton’s One, Two Three! is a board book! So you can introduce all these great math concepts to your toddler!

Head out and get a copy and tell me what you think in the comments. And don’t forget to share it on twitter!

###### Other Articles in the Math Picture Books Series:

- Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
- Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
- 1+1=5 And Other Unlikely Additions
- Teaching Math with Picture Books

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