Flip-Over Concept Books: PARTS OF A WHOLE
The goal in PARTS OF A WHOLE is for the child to find two adjacent panels that complete the whole picture as shown in the first (or left-hand) panel. Objects depicted in the book:
Introduce and practice these concepts and skills:
- Tactile and visual discrimination of various textures and shapes--sometimes with subtle differences
- Familiarization with basic geometry terms such as symmetry, straight, curved, half, while, circle, oval, and star
- Global exploration (i.e., feeling an entire image in one tactile glance) versus systematic exploration (i.e., carefully examining the specific details of an image that help identify it)
- Understanding of tactile representation - that is, comparing the visual/tactile image to the real object (if available)
- Exposure to basic science terms - e.g., fish (tail fin, dorsal fin, pectoral fin), turtle (shell, head, tail, legs), leaf (stem, veins, blade, midrib), butterfly (forewings, hind wings, antennae), etc.
- Tactile/visual matching of similar shapes
- Flip-Over Concept Book: PARTS OF A WHOLE
- Reader's Guide (separate print and braille versions)
Note: The book utilizes a special binding that opens and closes, allowing teachers and parents to:
- Randomize/shuffle the panels within each stack to prevent the child from memorizing the exact location of a panel.
- Minimize the number of images presented in the book, if needed, for a younger child.
- Age Range:
- 4 and Up