For Educators

logo_smartboardToo Many Cheeky Dogs is an excellent text to use with children aged two to seven years. Covering topics such as numbers, colours, days of the week and locations, Too Many Cheeky Dogs can be used in both early childhood and primary settings. You can use the book to teach literacy and numeracy concepts like sorting, sequencing, understanding patterns, basic arithmetic, rhyming, sentence construction and storytelling.

Too Many Cheeky Dogs is a great text for exploring difference and diversity with your students. Introduce your students to the book’s extraordinary illustrator Dion Beasley, who has muscular dystrophy and profound deafness. Watch a video about Dion with your class or read more about his story here

Do you have a SMARTBoard in your classroom? Electroboard have developed FREE SMARTboard activities for Foundation – Year 2 students to use alongside Too Many Cheeky Dogs. To download the Notebook file, simply visit Electroboard’s learning hub See Share Shape and click on the Notebook link.


We are also developing a series of activities and teaching notes to help educators get lots out of the book. Where possible, we’ve linked these activities to learning outcomes in the national curriculum. To be notified when the resources are released please sign up to our blog (below) or like our Facebook page.

Are you working with remote Indigenous students? Chances are that they know a few cheeky camp dogs! Use Too Many Cheeky Dogs to explore their communities and their cheeky dog stories.

Do you have an idea for a Too Many Cheeky Dogs activity? If you’ve created your own activity to use with Too Many Cheeky Dogs we’d love to hear about it. Contact us via or our facebook page