Which one doesn’t belong? What if EVERY answer were correct? This is a fascinating post with a free download of Christopher’s book on shapes. Intriguing and useful for many grade levels.
There are many shapes books available for reading with children. Most of them are very bad. I have complained about this for years.
Now I have done something about it.
Most shapes books—whether board books for babies and toddlers, or more sophisticated books for school-aged children—are full of misinformation and missed opportunities. As an example, there is nearly always one page for squares and a separate one for rectangles. There is almost never a square on the rectangles page. That’s a missed opportunity. Often, the text says that a rectangle has two short sides and two long sides. That’s misinformation. A square is a special rectangle, just as a child is a special person.
After years of contemplation, I had a kernel of an idea the other night. The kids are back in school before I am, so I had some flex time available. One thing led to another and…
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