Triangle Picture Books
Picture books are a great way to introduce concepts to preschool students. If you're teaching shapes, books offer a wonderful way to show what is a triangle for preschool kids.
Before reading the book, draw a picture of a triangle on a white board or show a large triangle shape and discuss the properties of the shape. You can discuss the number of sides it has, the number of angles, and what other things the triangle resembles. Then, use one or more of the following books to reinforce the concept of what is a triangle for preschool kids in your classroom, while showing a variety of examples of the shape.
Triangles Around Town, by Nathan Olson
This nonfiction selection includes photographs of triangles in a city setting accompanied by simple text.
Party of Three: a Book About Triangles, by Christianne C. Jones and illustrated by Ronnie Rooney
Read this fiction story for a birthday party full of triangles for students to identify.
Triangles, by Sarah Schuette
This nonfiction book shows children triangles in familiar objects such as clothing, toys, and food.
The Wing on a Flea: a Book About Shapes, by Ed Emberley
This classic picture book about shapes shows different shapes in everyday life and is accompanied by rhyming text.