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A Pair of Socks
by Stuart J. Murphy

A colorful sock is looking for its match. It believes it will never be worn unless it is part of a pair.

Activities for A Pair of Socks:

What Belongs Together? (English)
¿Cuales Pertenece Juntos? (Spanish)

Resources for A Pair of Socks:

Full Book Review (English)

Brief Book Review (English)

Will the red and blue sock ever find its match?      

Topics: 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

Questions for Mathematical Thinking:

  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

Please check out the Book Guide for A Pair of Socks for more!

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