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House of Shapes

by Sarah V. Richard

      House of Shapes is another educational book in Sarah V. Richard's collection, along with books like I See Seashells and Easter Egg Coloring Fun. This one is less a coloring/activity book like those she has written in the past as it is something to be used interactively with children. The simple drawings, using basic shapes, and the brief accompanying text help the child identify shapes, colors, and parts of a house. There are additional pages at the end of the book to measure the learning provided. The child responds to questions in the text, pointing to the doorbell, identifying what is missing, recognizing colors, etc.

Richard developed this book for use with students in a special education classroom. She uses it regularly with her own students. House of Shapes is appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers or for beginning readers.

The Book

Diskus Publishing Co.
Children, activity book - Ages 3-7
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The Reviewer

Janie Franz
Reviewed 2005
NOTE: Reviewer Janie Franz is the author of Freelance Writing: Itís a Business, Stupid!, Relaxation Techniques for Children, Relaxation Techniques for Adults; Co-author of The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book and The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book. Coming Soon: The Ultimate Wedding Workbook, Get Rich on Love, and Sacred Breath (a sound recording of relaxation meditations).
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