With school on the way we are practicing our 123's at home and what better way than with a book. Our bookshelf had this wonderful colorful book and we practiced our 123's with our new friends from Tanzania. From spying a lonely leopard at dawn's first light (1=moja) to watching ten elephants on a rocky hillside glen (10=kumi).
Book Review | What we learnedWe had a blast practicing the numbers quiet a challenge for our two year old but he laughed and laughed counting to kumi!
Counting in Swahili
1 = moja (mo-jah)
2 = mbili (m-bee-lee)
3 = tatu (ta-too)
4 = nne (n-nay)
5 = tano (tah-no)
6 = sita (see-tah)
7 = saba (sah-bah)
8 = nane (nah-nay)
9 = tisa (tee-sah)10 = kumi (koo-mee)
The best was all the facts about Tanzania, including an explanation of the animals of Tanzania, Swahili names and numbers, and the lifestyle of the Masaii people follow the story and provide the framework for a great learning experience.
Book Review | About the book
A great thing about this book is it is part of the GIVING BACK way of Barefoot Books:
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation, to aid in their wildlife conservation and community building efforts in Tanzania.
And Barefoot Books supplied us with a wonderful activity. Can you think of four words to describe an elephant, do math problems and answer in Swahili... try this FUN Activity!
Book Review | What I think
Do you have a special language? you shared with your child? Tell me.
Keep Turning those pages!