Friday, October 7, 2011

Storytime: Shapes in Transportation

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

The book for storytime today is

While recommended for children ages 4-8, younger children (ages 2-3) can also enjoy exploring Shapes in Transportation with an adult or independently. This non-fiction book invites children to notice the shapes that are found in transportation;vehicles they most likely see every day but may not realize that the various shapes can be found in many types of transportation. Children are directed to a bridge, where they will find not only triangles, but a trapezoid as well. Their attention is also drawn to trains whose boxcars are rectangle but some, which carry liquids, are cylinders. 

This book can be enjoyed by children who are currently exploring the transportation theme and may be a nice book to use when incorporating cross curricular activities in the classroom (this book supporting the math strand). Some other examples for the transportation theme can be seen here, here (incorporating shapes) and here insha'Allaah. 

There are several other books in the Math all Around Series that I hope to explore soon and I am hoping that, Insha'Allaah, the content of the other books is Islamically appropriate. There other books in the series are:

  1. Numbers On The Street
  2. Graphing in the Desert
  3. Patterns in Nature
  4. Sorting at the Ocean
  5. Addition in the Forest
  6. Measuring at Home
  7. Money at the Store
  8. Multiplication on the Farm 
  9. Division with Toys

There is also Holiday Fractions but this book is not Islamically appropriate (this is evident from the book cover). Check back and insha'Allaah, the other nine books will appear here soon with a note on the content (whether or not it is Islamically appropriate or not).

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