A pattern repeats in a certain way like circle, square, circle, square, circle, square. Once you recognize a pattern, you can predict what comes next or find what is missing. The mini-book Patterns has repeating shape patterns, sound patterns, and even astronomic patterns like day, night, day, night. Have fun with your child by noticing the patterns around us that you can see, hear, or touch. You can look in books, music, art, buildings, and even on your own clothes or the school schedule (5 school days, 2 home days, 5 school days, 2 home days).