Wednesday, January 19, 2011

There Are Dots Everywhere!

Some dots are big,
and some dots are small.
Some dots float,
and some dots fall.

Lots of Dots is a colorful new picture book by Craig Frazier that uses the simplicity of graphic dots to portray a variety of circular or spherical objects in a child's world.  It is perfect for beginning a discussion with your toddler about shapes. 

Being able to identify shapes is an important skill needed for recognizing individual letters.  For example, to us, the letters "b," "d," "p," and "q" are easily distinguishable, but for children they all look like a circle on a stick.  Try finding the "dots" in your house, and move on to pointing out the other shapes you see in the world around you. 

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