Bearobics: A Hip-Hop Counting Story

Citation: Parker, V., & Bolam, E. (1997). Bearobics: A Hip-Hop Counting Story. New York: Viking.bearobics

Ages: 3-8

Grades: PreK – 2

Description: In Bearobics: A Hip-Hop Counting Story, a single bear takes his boom-box into the forest. As he plays his music, more and more animals join the fun, each doing their own dance.  As the animals join in, children are introduced to different numbers and number concepts.

Uses: Bearobics: A Hip-Hop Counting Story could be read during a toddler or family storytime to reinforce or introduce number and counting concepts to children. The rhythm of the story invites students to dance along with the animals. Teachers and librarians can read the story, and then play music for the students to do their own Bearobics.

Review Sources:

Devereaux, E., & Roback, D. (1996). Forecasts: Children’s books. Publisher’s Weekly, 243(51), 58.

Townsend-Hudson, S. (1997). Books for youth: Books for the young. Booklist, 93(12), 1028.

Tags: concept books, bears, animals, numbers

Published by

Faith Burns

Sch of Inform and Libr Science