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Engaging and memorable characters inspire children to learn new things. In Mat Man Shapes, the popular Mat Man® character comes to life in an imaginative tale that takes children to a world of shapes and rhymes. A friendly hero opens students' minds to shapes, rhyming verse, imagination, exploration, and community in the first book of the Mat Man reading series. (32-page hardcover storybook)
Visit Mat Man World, a learning destination that encourages children to explore with Mat Man—they can even build Mat Man online!
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Children learn language and number concepts as they move and play to upbeat songs that reinforce your instruction. Includes 29 songs.
Great for beginning readers, this Mat Man book uses antonyms to help children learn word relationships and develop early reading skills. Children will love learning with opposites and coming up with their own. Rhymes and colorful illustrations encourage them to understand and describe word meanings. (36-page hardcover storybook)
Unique lessons are memorable and provide real-life context, so children can easily master new concepts. Skills are taught explicitly and sequenced from the easiest to the most challenging to provide opportunities for differentiated instruction. 210 pages.
Direct, hands-on experiences make words come to life. Children build vocabulary and boost their thinking and speaking skills. Lessons focus on the world around them and explore relevant and engaging themes. Contains 336-page teacher's guide, 295 laminated word cards, and Squawker parrot puppet.
After mastering guided formation on the Letter Cards, children progress to building letters on the 8" x 11" blue Mat. The smiley face on the top left corner reminds them where to start.