Frindle Coloring Pages
In "Folded Into Something More Than You Are" author Margret Wise Brown teaches her students the power of folded pages in the classroom. Each page is presented in a different color and a different size, so students can learn at their own pace. Each lesson includes a workbook, an activity and a quiz. This book has been designed specifically for kindergarten through second grade students. The book has been divided into five parts for further study:
Part one: Folded Pages for kindergarten through second grade students explore colors and shapes with folded pages. This lesson focuses on shapes with large and small prints. The pages are centered in a whiteboard that makes it easy to keep track of what's next. This book also includes an activity and an answer key!
Part two: Students experience color discrimination, and introduce their own color names. They learn how to match colors based on the dominant color. They practice matching colors using only primary colors. Then they learn to blend colors. The third part focuses on shading.
Part three: Teaching Kindergarteners about fractions teaches students how to count. This lesson uses fractions to explain how different parts of an object fit into another. The pages reinforce this by listing the parts and the fraction by which each is smaller. The fourth page explains how to make a complete picture.
Part four: Students explore texture and design. Colorful drawing and painting is introduced. It shows how to add a splash of color to simple items. The last lesson focuses on using Frindle coloring pages to express ideas. Students color flowers and trees, put words to pictures, create scrapbooks, and make mosaic tiles.
The fifth and final part of the set teaches kids how to share their work. Four themes - sports, animals, nature, and math - encourage them to share their work. They can draw a soccer ball, make a tree out of Lego, make a basketball and record the angles. At the end of the lesson, they can share their work with classmates through the message board. This is a fun and effective way for families to keep track of how well-educated their children are.
The creators of Frindle believe that a child's ability to learn starts in the early years. "We know that while many children can sit down at a table and color for hours, the process is only truly begun when a child starts preschool and then gets into grade school," says Jennifer Bingham, a designer of the new line of Frindle coloring pages. Her research of the educational process confirms that children will do well on phonics-based lessons in the early grades. She sees the new line of books as helping parents introduce phonics into the preschool curriculum.
However, there is one problem. If your child doesn't like to color, or if you think coloring is not part of his or her learning skills, there is no need to despair. The creators of Frindle are aware of this problem and have included lots of activities in the guide books. Some of these are devoted to different skill sets, such as learning colors or joining groups to color birds or cars. The guide books also include some family activities to help parents keep track of how well the child is learning with each activity.
Another feature of the new Frindle coloring pages is the variety of ways they encourage a child's imagination. The pages are decorated with characters from around the world and they include animals, cars, planets, characters from science fiction movies, and more. By encouraging a child's imagination with these unique images, he or she can use the images to create new pictures and new thoughts.
Finally, Frindle encourages parent involvement, which is something many other parents have not taken advantage of. The pages are accompanied with easy to follow clip art instructions, so you can easily give the books to your child to color. You can also take the pages home to color them yourself, and this will help develop a child's creativity. In addition, the pages include detailed, easy-to-understand directions, so you will know exactly how to get your child started.
While it is difficult to imagine any drawbacks, the truth is that some people do have complaints about the physical presentation of the books. However, most of these complaints pertain to the size of the book, which is only forty seven inches by forty three inches. Most parents feel that the size of the book and its lack of quality paper are more issues than benefits. Also, some parents might have noticed that the book's edges have become crinkled over time, but this too can be easily remedied. Overall, while the visual stimulation provided by the Frindle coloring pages may not be enough to help your child become a skilled artist, it will be plenty to help teach your child the basics of art.