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The preschool years are a great time to help your child begin to recognize and name basic shapes and colors. You can do this quite naturally as you go throughout your day just by pointing out and discussing the various shapes and colors you see. Another fun way to build on this knowledge is by reading picture books together that highlight these concepts. Here are a few of our favorites!
Picture Books About Colors
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
- The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
- My Colors Book by Patricia Mitter
- Elmer by David McKee
- Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
- A Color of His Own by Leo Leonni
- Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson
- Freight Train by Donald Crews
- Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
- I Love Colors by Margaret Miller
Picture Books About Shapes
- Which Shape Should I Be? by Pamela Kennedy
- Shapes by Jane Cabrera
- Our God: A Shapes Primer by Danielle Hitchen
- Circle! Sphere! by Grace Lin
- A Trapezoid Is Not a Dinosaur by Suzanne Morris
- When a Line Bends, a Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
- Buildings by Paige Towler
- Circle Square Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky
- Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright by K. L. Going
Need even more picture book recommendations? Check out our list of 100 Picture Books Every Homeschool Preschooler Should Know!