“Matching,” “Sorting,” “Threading,” and More!

Welcome to another exciting At-Home Book Club activity centered around the heartwarming tale of “Corduroy” by Don Freeman. As we immerse ourselves in the world of this adorable bear and his adventures, we’ll discover that this simple story can teach us a lot about friendship, kindness, and a sense of belonging. So take the time to talk with your child about the book after reading it. Along with reading this book we’ve curated a few activities you can easily do at home!

Let’s Help Corduroy find his button!

Matching Game: Discovering Sameness and Differences
Matching is a fundamental cognitive skill that aids in developing visual perception in early childhood. Help your child grasp the concepts of “same” and “different” with a fun matching game. Spread a few pairs of colourful buttons on the table and mix them up. Challenge your little ones to find each button’s matching partner.

Sorting Buttons: Grouping with a Purpose
Sorting is a fantastic way to introduce children to the concept of grouping items based on shared properties like type, colour, size, or material. Grab a bunch of buttons and let your child embark on a sorting adventure. Can they group buttons of similar colours together? How about sorting them by size or shape? This activity not only enhances their cognitive skills but also adds an element of curiosity and discovery.

Button Necklace: Threading Fun and Fine Motor Skills
Creating a button necklace is a fantastic hands-on activity that allows children to practice threading. Threading objects require precision and fine motor skills, making it an excellent exercise for their little hands. Gather colourful buttons and a sturdy string or shoelace. Invite and model how you can thread buttons onto the string and watch as your child delights in threading each button, creating a one-of-a-kind button necklace that they can proudly wear or gift to someone special.

Downloadable Printable: Counting Buttons with One-to-One Correspondence
Download our printable PDF and engage your child in counting the buttons on a teddy bear like Corduroy. Encourage one-to-one correspondence, where each counted object corresponds to one number. Don’t forget though children will find this foundational math skill easier closer to primary school.