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One Some Many
by Debbie MacKinnon
by Tana Hoban
My First Look At Sizes
Daddy is a Giant
by Carl Norac
for Thought: The Complete Book of Concepts for Growning Minds
by Saxton Freymann
Museum of Art, NY
story times are designed to introduce your child to language, literature
and the library. By exposing your toddler to a wide variety of
the best books available and making reading an everyday part of
life, you will lay the foundations for a lifelong love of reading.
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a trip to the grocery store, look for items that have different shapes.
Some shapes (rectangles) are easier to find than others (triangles),
but it can be done. Help children look for shapes on product labels
and see how they are arranged on the shelves.
Use size-related words often when reading, looking at magazines,
watching TV or taking a walk. Reinforce common words such as tall, short,
big and small with less-common words that describe size: fat, skinny,
huge, tiny, wide, narrow. Remember when comparing the sizes of two objects,
look at them from your children’s point of view. Objects look different
a different perspective.
(Tune of: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Put your Red shape in the air
Hold it high & leave it there.
Put your red shape on your back
Now please lay it in your lap.
Hold your red shape in your hand.
Now everyone please stand.
Wave your red shape at the door.
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your red shape and jump, jump, jump.
Throw your red shape way, way up!
(change red to other colors and repeat)
I am tall. (stretch up on toes)
Sometimes I am small. (crouch down)
Sometimes I am very, very tall.
(stretch up and reach arms up)
Sometimes I am very, very small.
(crouch low to floor)
Sometimes tall…(stretch up)
Sometimes small…(crouch low)
See how I am now. (stand normally)
(Tune of: Muffin Man)
Do you know a circle shape?
(hands draw circles in air)
A circle shape? A circle shape?
Round and round and round it goes.
To make a circle shape.
Do you know a triangle shape?
(hands draw triangles in air)
A triangle shape? A triangle shape?
Three pointy corners and three straight sides
Make a triangle shape.
Do you know a rectangle shape?
(hands draw rectangles in air)
A rectangle shape? A rectangle shape?
Two long sides and two short sides,
Make a rectangle shape.