A new fun way to develop and sharpen problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Colorful mats and shape tiles make patterning and visual discrimination fun. Start building a foundation for academic success with the Learning Mats: Patterns kit. The kit helps children practice these key skills: Recognize simple patterns Describe, extend, and explain the next element in a simple, repeating pattern (problem solving and prediction) Sort and organize shapes Identify and describe five geometric shapes: circle square, star, triangle, rectangle For use with Grades PreK-1.
A new fun way to lead children on the road to math literacy! Colorful mats and tiles make learning and practicing numbers and counting fun. Start building a foundation for academic success with the Learning Mats: Numbers & Counting kit. The kit helps children practice these key skills: Recognize and name numbers 1 to 10 Count from 1 to 10 and beyond Trace and write numbers 1 to 10 Identify and place numbers in order Understand the relationship between numerals and quantities Perform simple addition and subtraction For use with Grades PreK-1.
Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. His knees buckle whenever he tries to twirl. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they all jeer when it's Gerald's turn to prance. But there is one little creature who believes in Gerald. "Everything makes music," the cricket explains, "if you really want it to." So Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.