Why did we select this book?
In the Maine classic, ten turtles drop off a log one by one. Surrounding their slow countdown are pond creatures that any toddler will want to spot. Not only does the book introduce the numbers 1-10, it is also a feast of bold images and rhyming action words.
What do you have in your house that could represent 10 turtles? You might decorate 10 paper plates to look like turtles. Line them up on a rolled-up blanket and have your child "act out" the story by dropping one turtle at a time off the "log."