What Are Numbers? Audio CD download

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Introduce the magical world of numbers to children with songs and stories. It will turn learning time into a magical space that will nurture a deeper understanding of numbers and a love for mathematics.

Available in WAVE and MP3 Download

storiesandlyrics.pdf included (only on this website)



The audio CD, What Are Numbers? introduces the quality of numbers 1-12, each with a beautiful story and song. The content is ideal for teachers and home schooling parents. You can plan your lessons around it or use it to compliment existing learning material. The stories are rich in captivating imagery for drawing and painting. The melodies of the songs are easy to learn and ideal for singing and acting.

Young children as yet cannot comprehend all the notes of the major and minor scales. So all the songs were composed in the pentatonic scale according to Waldorf principles. It creates a lovely dreamy and peaceful effect and is perfect for the children’s current development phase. The arrangements and singing were done simply but beautifully and the CD provides for pleasant listening. The focus, however is on the learning and singing of the songs.

The content of the audio CD is based on the well-loved teacher resource “Putting the Heart Back into Teaching” by Stan Maher and Yvonne Bleach and is published by the Novalis Institute  who runs the popular Teacher Enrichment Inset Programs in South Africa. These programs offer school and center based professional development workshops.

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Waldorf Education, Grade One, Numeracy

File Size

whatarenumberswave – 384.5MB (wave)

whatarenumbersmp3 – 52.3MB

storiesandlyrics.pdf – 80 KB





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4 reviews for What Are Numbers? Audio CD download

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hesma van Vuuren

    What a fresh and original presentation! It catches the imagination in a miraculous way.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Swanepoel

    This is a wonderful CD and a great help in the classroom. The songs and poems are really easy to learn and the children love it. I found it very helpful when I taught Class 1 a couple of years ago, and still use some of the verses and songs. I can really recommend this CD for all primary school teachers!

  3. ronel.wri

    The songs on the CD are catchy and fun. A must for all homeschooling moms and kids! Trust me… maths CAN be fun!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    The songs and the stories are really beautiful, meaningful and easy to learn. The material is deeply grounded in Waldorf pedagogy and makes an excellent resource and teaching aid.

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