I cheated on this month’s Picture Book Preschool post. For one thing it’s a week late, but the bigger thing is that Seeing Symmetry by Loreen Leedy is hardly a preschool level book. It actually says on the copyright page that it is based on 4th grade education standards for geometry. No, I’m not trying to say that my four-year-old is doing geometry on a 4th grade level. I just thought that she would get a kick out the the idea of symmetry. So we read the first couple of pages, looked at the illustrations, and skipped to the activities at the end of the book.
Here is Ladybug working on her “symmetree”:
And the result:
More experiments in symmetry:
We also found some examples of symmetry around the house:
For more fun with symmetry:
- The Homeschool Den plays the Copy Me Game
- Books 4 Learning has a bit more to say about Seeing Symmetry and links to a Pinterest board with teaching ideas to go along with the book.
- PreK and Sharing incorporates math and sharing inthis Queen of Hearts activity.
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