Bedtime Math, Part 2: Size Matters!

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator, Tulsa City-County Library

OK, so you're on board with the "Bedtime Math" concept (, but you want to find great "regular" picture books to read with your children that focus on things like speed, distance, measurement, and size. 


This is where the keyword and subject search part of the library catalog is your friend. Simply go to the search box in the upper right hand of the library web site (located on every page) and type the concept name plus "easy picture" (for easier picture books) or "juvenile literature" (for nonfiction fact books). So if you search "Size - Easy Picture", you'll find three of my favorite picture books to read to children:

Not only are these great stories with colorful illustrations, they introduce the concept of size and can lead to interesting math discussions with your child.

Try it with "Measurement - easy picture" or "Counting - juvenile literature" and see what wonderful math books for kids come up. You won't be disappointed!

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