Posted tagged ‘Shapes’

See You Around

November 2, 2017

A ball. A wheel. A pie. These are a small sampling of circles that are all around you. Today happens to be “Look for Circles Day.” Have some fun with your youngsters. Whether you’re young or old, keep the circular ball rolling and read, sing and count together today.

Books with circles:

hole

The Book with a Hole by Herve Tullet

round

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table written by Cindy Neuschwander and illustrated by Wayne Geehan (Check out the series.)

circle square

So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban

spots

 600 Black Spots by David A. Carter

city

City Shapes is written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Songs about circles:

Circle Song – Jack Hartmann

Circle Songs for Early Learners 

The Circle Song with Didipop Music

If you’re counting, did you remember to count all of the circles in this post? Don’t be surprised if by the end of the day you find yourself going in circles. Have fun!

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Fall Fun

October 24, 2013

Pick A Circle, Gather Squares:  A Fall Harvest of Shapes written by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky and illustrated by Susan Swan is a wonderful seasonal book to introduce shapes.

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It’s October, and what’s more fun than a family trip to a farm for a harvest hayride and pumpkin picking? While there, the family is on the spy to see how many different shapes they can find. Round pumpkins and apples, a square bale of hay, oval eggs, a rectangular box, hexagons in the chicken-wire fence, and triangle slices of pie. What other shapes can be found?

This concept book is perfect to share with preschoolers. Susan Swan’s illustrations include cut paper and bright autumn colors that will keep youngsters entertained as they search for the various  shapes.


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