Here is the perfect way to get your child ready for starting school. Young learners will enjoy all of the kindergarten readiness activities, including learning to count objects by color, shape, or a combination of both. Even gifted children will be challenged by the advanced colors (maroon, turquoise) and shapes (polygons, ellipses). Choose either DVD video or audio/book format. The revised DVD version now has improved animation and widescreen format.
Ages 2–5. Approx. 46 minutes.
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Colors, Shapes & Counting features the comical adventures of Rollie Roundman, Trollie Triangle, and Rockford Rectangle. These playful characters help preschoolers master basic skills and concepts for the kindergarten classroom through songs, laughter, and games. Children will be so captivated by the bright, action-packed animation and stimulating soundtrack, they'll want to watch and play along over and over again.
Even gifted learners will be challenged by the advanced concepts we've included! Preschoolers review the basic colors and also learn maroon and turquoise. They discover polygons, trapezoids, the differences between a square and a rectangle, and more. They enjoy counting objects up to 20 by color, shape, or a combination of both… important preschool sorting skills.
On Colors, Shapes & Counting DVD, the comical characters come to life. Preschoolers love watching so much that many parents report this is their child's favorite video.
Colors, Shapes & Counting CD and book program offers an early learning experience with books that goes beyond picture stories. Young children can use the audio program independently because picture page markers help them be on the correct page as they follow along with the CD and enjoy the bright, colorful illustrations.
Colors, Shapes & Counting DVD or CD & book includes the following:
Meet Rollie Roundman • Colors, Colors All Around • Basic Colors • Preschool Color Practice • Learn Our Shapes • Shapes Are All Around Us • What Color Is It? • Name That Shape • Music Helps Me Count to Five • What About Zero? • Mixing Colors • Counting Up to 10 • How Many Shapes? • So Many Shapes • So Many Colors • The Ellipse • Diamonds and Squares • Four Cool Shapes • What Are Polygons? • The Polygon Song • Let's Count to 20 • Fun Time Quiz • Colors All Around
My daughter LOVES it! As my official 2 1/2 year old product tester, she can attest that she loves her "Colors Movie", referring to the Colors, Shapes and Counting DVD. I spent many years as an elementary school teacher convincing parents and students that sitting on the couch watching TV was not the ideal way to spend the afternoon. However, in times when necessary (rainy days, quiet times, sick days…) the right programming can make all the difference. I have a number of shows and movies that I STRONGLY believe are of tremendous advantage for children. One of these is Colors, Shapes and Counting DVD. The video, in a very animated fashion, invites the viewer to sing, to learn the colors, shapes and numbers. Why is it a Smarty Pants Product of The Week? Let's just say that my munchkin is still singing …. "Red and Yellow mixed together make the color orange!" – a verse in track 11 of the DVD, and running around telling me every shape and color she can find in the house - track 7's "What color is it?"! Can't argue with that! - Smartypantsmama.com
"I can't tell you how much my son loves your Colors, Shapes & Counting CD/book. After a week, he knows every word, and walks around all day singing 'Red... Apple... Red... Apple.... Red, Red, Red.' etc. Thanks for being so creative. He's really learning his shapes. He loves to tell me how many points a shape has. He will say 'Please give me that pillow...the rectangle one with four points?' Also, the page numbering scheme with the pictures 'now turn to page 15, the one with the horse' is fantastic!" – Matt H.
"Why can't children learn basic concepts while rocking and rolling? No reason, and this CD proves it. It covers all the important lessons and leaves kids begging for more. The rhymes are catchy and upbeat and the kids want to hear it over and over. Hide it, because someone will snatch it away!" – Early Childhood News, Directors' Choice Award
"Colors, Shapes & Counting – An interactive and amusing way for preschoolers to learn colors, shapes and how to count up to 20. A 32-page color book of pictures accompanies the 50-minute audio program, which uses a variety of musical styles, catchy songs, sound effects and characters to teach and entertain." – Kid Picks, USA Today
"Colors, Shapes & Counting – This 50-minute audio with its full-color book provides songs about colors, shapes, counting and provides good listening and learning. The child will have the opportunity to learn counting, primary colors, mixing colors, and advanced shapes. Another great set of materials from Rock 'N Learn." – Dr. Toys 10 Best Audio/Video
"Colors, Shapes & Counting Video – Utilizing music, songs and a creative use of computerized graphics, here is a video that young children will enjoy while learning. Well-paced and thoughtfully presented, children will learn simple but basic colors, shapes and numbers. Even some of our toddler testers were captivated by the bright colors and shapes on the screen. Children watched it again and again." – National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
"Colors, Shapes & Counting Video – Narrated by three geometric dudes named Rollie Roundman, Trollie Triangle, and Rockford Rectangle, this fast-paced program works on many levels and will be enjoyed by younger children. Its structure is good, starting out with the basics (such as counting to five, or presenting the concept of a circle) and then moving to more advanced territory (counting to 20, and examining pentagons). The best segments deal with counting and shapes. The sound is clear throughout, and the lyrics are fun and informative." – School Library Journal
Early Childhood News, Directors' Choice Award
The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
Dr. Toys 10 Best Audio/Video Products
Kid Picks, USA Today
The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
Mom's Best Award
Creative Child Magazine DVD of the Year
Learning Magazine Teachers' ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom
Learning Magazine Teachers' ChoiceSM Award for the Family
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.