Kathy Ross Crafts Triangles, Rectangles, Circles
From the Series Learning Is Fun!
These shape-based crafts will help children remember the names of shapes by associating them with common objects. And, while they’re learning their shapes, youngsters will have a lot of fun producing creative art projects. In this book designed to supplement the teaching of basic shapes, Kathy Ross draws on her thirty years experience as a preschool teacher and curriculum developer. She has designed twenty easy-to-make crafts, each one based on one of four common shapes. To learn circles, a child will enjoy making a Rubber Band Circle Picture. A Triangle Page Marker will be a useful reminder of that three-sided shaped. A Rectangle Pussycat Puppet and a Wrapped Square pin are entertaining and useful items that will further reinforce shape recognition.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
School Library Journal
“This is a delightful book to enhance understanding of basic geometric shapes; its design is attractively whimsical without sacrificing practicality. With the help of well-drawn, colorful, cartoon-like illustrations, the projects are easy to produce. Children will enjoy the crafting process as well as the finished articles, which include puppets, jewelry, games, and hanging objects.” —School Library Journal
Author: Kathy Ross
Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.
Illustrator: Jan Barger
Jan Barger is an American who lives in Plumpton, England, with her husband and cocker spaniel. Before she began writing and illustrating books she was a ballet dancer, a teacher, and a calligrapher. She has written and illustrated nine picture books and illustrated over twenty books for other authors. When she is not writing and illustrating books she enjoys singing and playing her flute and piccolo. She has a Masters Degree in Sequential Design and Illustration from Brighton University.