Saturday, December 4, 2010

In this humorous look at shapes, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce circles, ovals, triangles, squares, and rectangles. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series explain how to identify each shape and provide loads of examples. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make shaping up a snap! Rather than using the book in its entirety, I would break up the different shapes taught over the course of several days, or they will become too complex for children to remember. The different shapes are taught through rhyming text and concrete objects are used as examples for each shape, allowing ample opportunity to make connections between shapes and everyday objects!

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