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While colourful birds perch in the trees,
heart-shaped leaves flutter in the breeze.
This innovative board book uses a series of colourful spreads with sliding discs to introduce young children to basic shapes. Young readers can look at the animals in each scene, listen to the gently rhyming text and trace their fingers over the nature-inspired shapes. The books are robust and fun, perfect for encouraging a lively, interactive reading experience for children and adults, and developing young childrens' motor skills, a key element in Montessori learning. In addition, the books encourage further learning with discussion of the habitat of each animal.
5 Wild Shapes is a lovely interactive book that any young child will enjoy. Its bold colourful pages invite the young reader to explore, read and manipulate the shapes in the books. Each shape relates to an animal and their habitat, encouraging the reader to develop an awareness of shapes in the environment. This is a great book to use in a nursery or reception class as an introduction to shapes. Further activities could include shape hunts in the outside area and matching shapes to names. An eye catching and playful book suitable for any Early Year setting. Board book / Ages 2+ / Reviewed by Louise Gahan, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 0+