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A Pair of Socks
by Stuart J. Murphy
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A colorful sock is looking for its match. It believes it will never be worn unless it is part of a pair.
Resources for A Pair of Socks:
Full Book Review (English)
Full Book Review (Spanish)
Brief Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (Spanish)

Will the red and blue sock ever find its match?      

Math Connections:  

         Matching                Comparisons

Activities to Do Together: Ask your child to:

  • Predict whether each sock found is a match when reading the book, A Pair of Socks

  • Name the colors on the socks

  • Help match socks for the family during laundry time

Extension Questions:

  1. Discuss with your child what it means to be a pair. How many objects are in a pair? What are some examples of pairs?

  2. What does it mean to match? What are some examples of things that match?

Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:  

match, not far, pair