Red Socks

Ellen Mayer Illustrator: Ying-Hwa Hu

Small Talk Books®

Baby has fun with Mama as she folds the clean laundry and dresses the baby. A sock is missing! When found and Baby is dressed, it’s time to play outside. Little ones will love seeing Baby getting dressed and finding the sock. Throughout the story Mama talks with Baby about what she and Baby are doing.

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5 3/4"x 5 3/4",  
18 pages,  
ages 0-2, 
This title is available in:
Chinese/English
Hmong/English
Spanish/English

$6.99

  • Board Book

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CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Vocabulary development, encouraging talking, repetition, first words, read aloud, self-awareness, family relationships, emotions, growing up, interpreting visuals, predicting.

A little one hunts for a missing sock.

"This quick board book loosely details the hunt for a missing red sock, but the real goal is expanding nascent vocal skills. A note for parents on the opening pages details the importance of constantly talking to babies, even when they can't respond. By listening to a constant narration of the day's activities, little ones will soak in all sorts of meanings, tones, and conversational patterns. The actual story’s text consists entirely of a mother’s narration of her laundry duties preparatory to a trip to the park. The mom and child pictured are Asian-American, and both are clearly delighted with each other; the baby’s giggling is almost audible. This is a book best read to the youngest of readers, as it’s designed for parents of babies that are barely cooing. A similar title, A Fish to Feed, goes one step up the developmental ladder and is aimed at those who can say a few words but not much else.

A sweet story that instructs parents as well as delighting babies. (Board book. 3-9 mos.)"

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Red Socks

Red Socks

Small Talk Books®

Baby has fun with Mama as she folds the clean laundry and dresses the baby. A sock is missing! When found and Baby is dressed, it’s time to play outside. Little ones will love seeing Baby getting dressed and finding the sock. Throughout the story Mama talks with Baby about what she and Baby are doing.

Download a fun math activity sheet