FEATURE ✨ "Come for a walk up Numerical Street." with @booksandbabycinos
This month's theme for @kidlitpicks is COUNTING UP AND COUNTING DOWN. Well, this really is the perfect theme for us right now and I found the perfect book to share too. A few months ago, my son surprised me by suddenly recognizing numerals from 0-12. As far as I knew he didn't know any at all and, as I wasn't in the habit of pointing them out, I had no idea where he'd learnt them. It turned out that his dad had been teaching him the numbers on the houses on their morning walks with the dog.
Oddly enough, Numerical Street follows the journey of a boy and his dog wandering along the street too. They pass the retro shops along the way. There are items to count and numbers to spot at the butcher, the hair salon and the coin-operated laundry. It's quintessentially Australian and nostalgic through the architecture and details in the story, such as the myna birds throughout and the lamingtons/caramel slice/jam rolls and custard tarts at the bakery. .
As my son and I walk along our street, it amuses me how excited he is to spot the numbers on the houses. He counts everything and comes up with some very cute results. “Here comes the end of NUMERICAL STREET. Banksias droop in the late summer heat...Just beyond twelve waits a welcoming gnome. We started at one, counting all the way... home.”
Thank you @bookbairn for choosing this theme. Once again, I've been nudged to seek out books I wouldn't normally look for. Being a part of @kidlitpicks has meant that the books on our shelf have become more diverse. To join in this month's theme of numbers and counting, #kidlitpicks_123 and check out these accounts for great book suggestions… @bookbloom, @homegrownreader, @words.and.illustrations, @book.nerd.mommy and @afriendlyaffair