Chicka Chicka 123 ... And More Counting Fun

Amy Rees
August 5, 2009

Call it the end of the "which was better: the book or the movie" debate. With the superb Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD series, the answer is clearly both! These DVDs read (or sing) and animate your child's favorite bookshelf treasures. Same gorgeous illustrations (now come to life), same clever prose (with each word lit up on the screen if you pick the read-along mode on the title page), and same delight on that little face you so adore. Chicka Chicka 123 ... And More Counting Fun gives your child an hour of reading and numbers fun. It bridges age ranges, making it especially good for siblings to share or as a gift that grows with your child. From the first 1-20 (and then by tens to 100) counting of Chicka Chicka 123 to the starting school and new friends fun of Emily's First 100 Days of School to the magic of How Much Is a Million? and the non-greedy wisdom of If You Made a Million, a childhood love of numbers starts here.

Even more fun! We're sharing the love of counting with you.  We have two copies of the Chicka Chicka 123 DVD to giveaway. To enter, tell us your favorite counting game or book either in the comments below, via a message on Twitter, or on our Facebook fan page.  (Be sure to tell us your email, or we can't let you know you've won.) We'll draw the winners on Monday, August 17.

This giveaway is now closed!  Congratulations to Kate and Courtney on winning a copy of this delightful DVD.  And thank you to for helping us to pick the winner.


From the Parents

  • Parent # 1

    We love to count everything. We use the cheerio book where you put the cheerios on the pictures. My kids also love to bite their food into different numbers, they find toast is especially good for eating it to look like a number 3 or 1.

    over a year ago

  • Parent # 2

    We count the cheerios we use to make cheerio necklaces as a way to make counting and learning numbers fun!

    over a year ago

  • Parent # 3

    We started by counting steps in our townhouse when going up and down when she was one. Then my husband progressed to counting to 10 in Greek before she was thrown on the bed at one-half. She learned to do the same in French class. At 2, I started counting to 100 every night after she was in bed. The monotony would often lull her to sleep or at least quiet her down. At 2 1/2, the Nanny and she would take turns counting on the metro. She would say 1 and the Nanny two, having learned the rhythm, she can now count on and on.

    over a year ago

  • Parent # 4

    While walking up & down the stairs, my 2 year old and I will count the steps 1 to 10.

    over a year ago

  • Parent # 5

    I have to say, my 3 year old learned to count to 10 in spanish from reading Dora books! I had no idea- she learned it all on her own. I quickly tried to add japanese (a language I speak), and surprisingly she's picked up most of them. When washing hands, I ask her which language she wants to count in. Then we count up to 10 for rubbing the soap, and down from 10 when rinsing off the soap. (That may not be "proper" hand washing technique? but she had fun with it and we wash a number of times a day so don't worry her hands are clean. ;)

    over a year ago

  • Parent # 6

    We have a drum that counts from one to ten and then starts over again. We bang away on that thing and count over and over again!

    over a year ago

  • Parent # 7

    We like to use a deck of playing cards to learn numbers.

    over a year ago


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