Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Children's Math Book: The Button Box

Button, button, who's got the button? Yesterday, I gave my 5yo a container of buttons and a bunch of tiny plastic containers. Left to his own devices, he prepared "snacks" for me; I got to choose the color of "snack" I wanted.

After our delicious purple and pink snack, we settled in to read a favorite book, The Button Box. In the story, a child sorts buttons from Grandma's button box, using a wide variety of categories, including looking at where the buttons may have come from: sparkly buttons from kings, leather ones from cowboy shirts, tiny buttons from old fashioned shoes, and shiny buttons from uniforms.  I've always thought this book a must-have for preK-kindergarten! ;) You might also read Grandma's Button Box, a Math Matters book.


  1. Thanks for the book recommendation! This would be a great book to put in a math station.

    Magnificent Multiagers!

  2. I love how he turned a sorting activity into snacks! I'll look for that book when we get back from our break.

  3. We love that book - and playing with buttons. It really never grows old!

  4. I keep wanting to read this book and get out some buttons. Thanks for the reminder.


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