It's a nice and warm
summer day. The sun is shining and in the grass there are lots of
flowers. Little Bee is on an outing with her Mum Mrs Bee. They have
left their beehive and they are flying to the lovely coloured
flowers in the grass.
"Look here, Little Bee,"
says Mummy Bee, "here are many flowers. Lets count them: one two
three four five."
Little Bee looks at the
flowers and counts again: "One two three four - ... em I
don't know the next number." "No problem," says Mummy Bee, "lets
count again: one two three four five." "Yes," shouts Little
Bee, "I can do it now. Its one two three four five." And
she counts even faster: "One two three four five. Thats
great, Mummy, I can count the flowers." - "Super," answers Mrs Bee.
The next morning Little
Bee and her mother fly out to the flowers again. "Count these
flowers," says Mrs Bee, "shall I help you?" "No," says Little Bee,
"I can do it by myself. One two three four five - ... But
there are more flowers. Mummy, what are the next numbers?"
And Mrs Bee tells her: "Six
seven eight nine ten." Little Bee whispers the numbers: "Six
seven eight nine ten." She is very happy. "Now I can count
up to ten," she says. "One two three four five - six seven
eight nine ten."