Shape Names

Shape Hunt

Shape Hunt

In Shape Hunt, two children are trying to find different shapes—circle, square, triangles—but keep seeing other shapes like hexagons, rectangles, and rhombuses. This book focuses on the attributes of shapes that make them different such as the number of sides, the number of corners, whether the sides are curved or…

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I Spy: Shapes

I Spy: Shapes

“I spy” is a great game to play at home, at the park, at the doctor’s o­ffice, or anywhere. It helps children build their vocabulary and be good observers. The spy silently chooses something that all the players can see. The other players then ask “yes” or “no” questions about…

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Looking for Shapes

Looking for Shapes

Looking for shapes and talking about shape names helps children to see that the world is made up of shapes, and helps them get ready for kindergarten. Help your child fi­nd the shapes that are all around them—at home, at the playground, in buildings, in cars, or in books. Encourage…

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The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

The Greedy Triangle

In this book, a triangle explores all the different things he can make as a triangle—a sailboat, a roof, a piece of pie. But he decides he is bored with being a triangle and goes to the shape shifter to get another side and become a quadrilateral! He explores all…

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Pattern Games

Patterns repeat in a regular way that helps you predict what comes next. Patterns are in song, dance, poetry, art, buildings, nature, and numbers. These materials provide some different ways that children can play with copying, extending, fixing, and creating patterns.

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Pattern Block Puzzle Games

Pattern block puzzles

Creating designs with pattern blocks — those multicolored trapezoids, hexagons, and triangles that are a mainstay in many preschool classrooms — is a great way for children to build their geometric thinking and spatial skills. Our Pattern Block Puzzle games help children explore shapes, shape rotations, 2-D composition and decomposition,…

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Shape Card Games

Shape card games

Our deck of shape cards and our set of shape card games helps children practice skills that lead to success in math! When playing shape card games, children pay attention to mathematical attributes, including shape, number, and color. They also practice their executive function skills by taking turns and remembering…

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