It is time for Packy the Packrat to sort through his large collection of trinkets... and yes, put them away. The rhyming book Sort It Out! by Barbara Mariconda leads adults and children to get involved in this sorting process while categorizing his piles of things.
Sorting things into categories is one of the ways mathematics enters into our daily life. Talking about attributes and qualities such as size, shape, texture, and color encourages children to look more closely at things.