Children can enjoy counting in Happy's rhyme about cookies and numbers. They can color and "sticker" hearts and cookies, too. The cookies that disappear as Happy eats them introduce subtraction and can be reinforced each snack-time at home and school. Cookies on the plates even introduce math sets!
Kathleen Sullivan O'Connor has a Master's degree in Psychology. She developed a program for Head Start's Mental Health, Birth-to Three division. Wingfield McGowan uses her degree in language education, along with her graphics skills, to create a poem with simple illustrations that help make math entertaining and engaging.