Children are being introduced to graphing at younger and younger ages, and may be ready to graphically record data as early as kindergarten. Graphs, Graphs, Graphs! (A+ Books: Displaying Information) by Kelly Boswell is a useful way to introduce young children to the beginning concepts in a very concrete and visually-stimulating way.
Starting with the question “What is a graph?”, Boswell then explains the differences between pictographs, bar graphs, line graphs and pie graphs, She also explains how they are used.
With a combination of bright, colorful photographs and interesting illustrations of different types of graphs, the book will be highly appealing to visual learners. The back matter includes three questions for critical thinking that use Common Core standards, which is helpful for educators.
Sometimes a fresh look is all that is needed to help a child figure out something new. Graphs, Graphs, Graphs! is just the tool educators should have on hand for those times.
You can see a Google Preview on the Capstone website.
Young children might enjoy these on-line graphing games at Turtle Diary.
Reading Level: 1-2
Interest Level: PreK-2
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2013)
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