This delightful early learning book is the perfect way to introduce young children to basic concepts of shape, size, and appearance. The colorful images, clear captions, and probing questions will encourage children to develop early learning skills. Packed with fun and colorful games and puzzles, the First Shape Book is guaranteed to become a firm favorite on every bookshelf, encouraging children to take an active interest in their surroundings. By becoming familiar with circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles, a child will develop the skills used in writing and early math. By finding these shapes in different contexts, a child will develop the skills used in reading and writing. By identifying differences in size and between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects, a child will develop further skills used in math. Includes introductory tips for parents and a colorful, pull-out first shapes poster. The perfect companion to the First Word Book and First Number Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753454336
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 04/15/2002
Series: Houghton Mifflin First Books
Edition description: BK&ACCES
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

Patti Barber has been a primary school teacher, and a deputy head teacher. A lecturer at The University of London's Institute of Education, she is responsible for elementary mathematics curriculum development. Her publications include Nursery Mathematics and Foundation Mathematics.

Ann Montague-Smith is a professor of early education at University College, Worcester, in the U.K. She was a primary school teacher before becoming an early education specialist in mathematics.

Table of Contents

Suggestions for Parents4
Meet the shapes6
Look again16
Is it curved?18
Is it straight?20
Stars and diamonds22
Circles and semicircles26
Match the objects to the shapes28
How many sides do shapes have?30
At the playground32
Shapes at the beach34
Find the pairs36
Spot the patterns38
Look in the mirror40
Big and small42
Find the shapes at the party44
Who owns what?46
Now I know ...48

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