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Does Your Child Know Shapes?

Do they also know shapes like hearts and stars?

Books To Read Together

Ship Shapes
Blackstone, Stella
Afro-Bets Book of Colors
Brown, Margery W.
The Afro-bets kids help children to learn about colors and how they can be used. Primary and secondary colors are introduced by way of whimsical verse and familiar, attractive images.
Shape Capers
Falwell, Cathryn
A group of children shakes shapes out of a box and discovers the fun of using circles, squares, triangles, semicircles, rectangles, and their imaginations.
Food for Thought
Freymann, Saxton
Uses bright photographs of fruit and vegetables shaped like animals and simple labels to teach toddlers shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites.
So Many Circles, So Many Squares
Hoban, Tana
The geometric concepts of circles and squares are shown in photographs of wheels, signs, pots, and other familiar objects.
McGrath, Barbara Barbieri
Uses "M&M's" Chocolate Candies to introduce counting, addition, subtraction, sets, colors, and shapes.
Squares around Town
Olson, Nathan
"Simple text, photographs, and illustrations help readers identify squares that can be found in a city"--Provided by publisher.
Mouse Shapes
Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Three mice make a variety of things out of different shapes as they hide from a scary cat.

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs

The BearBear and Messer Show
Children ages 2 to 5 will sing, dance and talk as Bear Bear and Messer introduce shapes, colors and objects in a creative and artistic way.
Rock 'n Learn
Join Rollie Roundman, Trollie Triangle and Rockford Rectangle for an animated learning adventure. Cool songs and colorful action teach 3-5-year-olds about colors, shapes and counting.
Sesame Street
Join Big Bird, Elmo, and the rest of your friends at Sesame Street as they have fun learning about colors and shapes.
Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever!
Join Huckle Cat and all the favorite characters from Busytown as they sing about letters, shapes, numbers, with such favorite tunes as "The Alphabet Song" and "If You're Happy and You Know It", plus equally irresistible new tunes that will encourage children to join in.
Meet the Shapes
Designed to teach shapes to babies and toddlers while they are learning to talk.
Colors & Shapes Circus
A magic show and lots of crazy clown antics teach children the primary and secondary colors as well as basic shapes. Included at the end of this program is a segment that provides helpful tips, ideas and hands-on activities to enhance a child's learning experience.
Dr. Strangeglove is at it again. He's built a powerful radio transmitter that makes people say the opposite of what they mean. By answering a number of questions on geometric shapes, students will help secret agent Matt Mattics on his way to thwart the evil scientist.

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Tips to Try 

How many shapes can you find around your home? You'll find them everywhere - cereal boxes, cans, napkins, laundry basket, bed, rugs.