Easter Egg Fun
by Sarah V. Richard
Easter Egg Fun is the second
of several children's counting coloring books that Sarah V. Richard
is publishing. A graduate student in elementary education, Richard
is putting the teaching concepts she is learning to work in these
small hand-size coloring books. Using a simple couple rhyming scheme,
Richard uses verse to introduce counting, not from one to ten, but
counting down from ten to one. This is unusual in a counting book
because children most often are taught to count one, two, three, and
Richards offers simple egg
shapes for children to color according to the instructions at the
bottom of the page. Sometimes, there are specific colors that she
wants children to use; sometimes she wants them decorated with stripes
or squares. Since each egg is numbered on each page, children can
count each egg before or after decorating them. This reinforces
the concept of each number.
This book, along with the previous
Is Christmas Coming? (where children count presents) and
the forthcoming I See Seashells (where children count shells),
would make good classroom supplements as well as in-home extra practice.
Richard also plans to introduce the concept of shapes in a future
title, House of Shapes. All of these books are available
in print or downloadable ebook.
Richard also is the author
of Two Choices, a short young adult book about teenage pregnancy.
Reviewer Janie Franz is the author of Freelance Writing:
It's a Business, Stupid!, Relaxation Techniques for
Children, Relaxation Techniques for Adults, co-author
of The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book Coming soon:
The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book, The Ultimate
Wedding Workbook, Get Rich on Love, and Sacred
Breath (a sound recording of relaxation meditations).