Seeing Symmetry (Picture Book Preschool)

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:

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Simple Addition (Picture Book Preschool)

One thing leads to another…

As we explored colors for last month’s Picture Book Preschool post, we kind of fell into a math activity while we were sorting beads by color.

It seemed the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a visual, and, of course, the next time we were at the library, I picked up a couple of simple math books:

I also came across a title at work that I’m excited for my local library to get: Help Me Learn Addition by Jean Marzollo and Chad Phillips.  This same team also created a visual introduction to numbers that is great for preschoolers, so I’m interested to see how my preschooler takes to their intro to addition.

Want more math activities for preschoolers & primary graders?  This pinboard curated by educator/blogger Tricia Stohr-Hunt focuses on Addition and Subtraction.  You can also try No Time for Flash Cards’ math section for ideas on starting early on number sense.

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