As in any other area of Kindergarten math, picture books are a great connection and a natural lead-in to concepts. Here’s a selection of books to use – please share ones you’ve read to the class
|Spatial||2D Shapes||3D Shapes|
|Goldilocks and The Three Bears
– students can act out the story while stating their positional language.
|The Wing On A Flea by Ed Emberley
– a book full of pictures that have been created using shapes. Students can look at the pictures and see if they can find all the shapes.
|Up, Up Down by Robert Munsch
– a follow up activity can involve students joining into repeating patterns in the story as you read the book.
|Three Pigs, One Wolf, And Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone – this book can be used to introduce students to decomposing or composing of other shapes.|
– this book can be used to spatial location and language. You can use the book or watch the video. As a follow up, try taking your kids on a walk of the school playground. The teacher or a students can lead the walk. Have the students describe their location using positional language. It can be lots of fun!
|Eye Spy Shapes by Debbie MacKinnon
– follow up activity might include students drawing a picture with hidden shapes in it. These pictures can then be laminated and put in the math center for students to use.
|Over, Under and Through by Tana Hoban||Shapes At The Mall (Nelson)|
|The Map by L. Harcourt||The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss
– a book with illustrations that are made up of 2D shapes.
|Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Jan Barenstain||Colour Zoo by Lois Ehlert|
|I Went to Grandma’s House (Gage)|
|Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert|
|Curious George Shapes by Margret and H.A. Rey|
|What Is Square?
What Is Round?
What Is A Triangle?
Books by Rebecca Kai Dotlich