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by Sandra Boynton
What sound do nine dogs make on a moonlit night?
Activities to Do Together:
Make counting a part of your daily routine. Ask your child what they would like to count!
Look for written numerals wherever you go.
Ask your child about dogs. Are they all the same or are some different than others. Discuss the differences in size, color, or length of tail.
If you were asked to divide the dogs in this book into two groups, how would you do it and why?
How would you describe a pattern in this book?
Which two dogs do you like most in this book? What is similar about them? What is different?
If the first dog says “woof,” the second dog says “yap, yap!” and the third dog says “…nnn…,…nnn…,…nnn…,” what do you think the sixth dog will say? Tell me why.
Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, one more