#47 - More Spaghetti, I Say! by Rita Golden Gelman

Summary: Minnie the monkey adores spaghetti. "I love it with mustard and marshmallow stuff. I eat it all day, I just can't get enough!" Her friend Freddy would like to play with her, but Minnie won't stop eating long enough to join him. This book explores the likes and dislikes of others, being a good playmate, and the perils of overindulgence

Suggested Activity: Pasta Fun

Put a wide assortment of uncooked pasta in a bowl. Invite your child to examine the different  sizes, shapes, and colors of the pasta.  Explore the seriation of sizes by creating a sequence or line of pastas from small to smaller to smallest. You will be teaching important skills that help your child understand how numbers increase and decrease in value in a number line. 

Curriculum Area: Logical Thinking (classifies objects, uses one-to-one correspondence)

Appropriate Age Group
: 3 and up