Children's books provide a fun and interesting way to reinforce basic concepts. In this week's Family Storytime (Atascocita Branch) we had fun with math. I realized that the statement, "fun with math," may seem like an oxymoron to those of you who do not like math. However, it has been my experience, that children actually enjoy math when they experience it in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
This week, children who participated in storytime listened to books, answered open ended questions and created a colorful frog graph. In case you were not able to attend, I have listed a few of my favorite math books below.
I am very fond of Children's Author, Stuart J. Murphy. I met him at a professional workshop several years ago and have been a huge fan of his work ever since. Please be aware, that some of Murphy's books are cataloged in nonfiction, but most are located in concept books. As always, please ask a staff member for help if you have difficulty finding an item.
The Greatest Gymnast of All Stuart J. Murphy
Photographs demonstrate the spatial reasoning concepts expressed in twelve words such as around, across, between, against, and behind.
3 Little Firefighters Stuart J. Murphy
100 Days of Cool Stuart J. Murphy
T-math deals with 15 math concepts with examples and clarity. The author further explains this information at the back of the book.
How Many? How Much? Rosemary Wells
The SandCastle 3-D shapes series are wonderful little books averaging only 24 pages. They provide an introduction to geometric solids for children.
What in the World is a Cube? Anders Hanson
What in the World is a Cylinder? Anders Hanson
What in the World is a Prism? Anders Hanson
What in the World is a Pyramid? Anders Hanson
What in the World is a Sphere? Anders Hanson