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A tale from our core book pack

Ten in the Bed

  • Read or sing the story to your child.
  • Together, say how many will be left after each animal has fallen out of bed?
  • Together, count the animals to check how many are left.
  • What are the animals?
  • Which animal in the story do you like best?
  • Talk together about what is happening in the pictures
  • Sing 10 in the bed together
  • How does the story end?

Beyond Ten in the Bed

  • Layout your toys and sing Ten in the Bed taking one away when they rollover. Count how many are left or count backward

Sing some number rhymes together with a counting backward focus:

  • 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer
  • 5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day
  • 5 Currant Buns

Useful Websites for Ten in the Bed story


Youtube – Ten in the Bed story

Youtube – Tweenies | 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

Youtube – Ten in the Bed song


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