Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shapes, Shapes, and More Shapes!

My fun library find this week was Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  I checked it out to read to little man, because I thought that he'd enjoy the bright colors.  He's a bit young for shape recognition, but I wanted to share the book with you, because I think it would be great for toddlers and preschoolers.  If you have shape foam stickers or cut out shapes with construction paper, your child could do a quick and easy shape craft after reading or just use tangram shapes for creative play.
Another fun find for all ages:

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
Go on a scavenger hunt in Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban. Look for arcs, circles, hearts, hexagons, ovals, diamonds, rectangles squares, stars, trapezoids, and triangles in this wordless picture book.   After reading, do a real life hunt in your house, backyard or around the neighborhood!

Great resources around the web:

Twiggle Magazine : literacy activities connected to the book Mouse Shapes and print-outs.

 No Time for Flash Cards :  other shape books suggestions and craft.

Have fun with shapes- there are so many possibilities for creativity and learning!

1 comment:

Joyful Learner said...

Love those shape books!

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