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Is it called a crescent or a moon shape?

My son learned about the crescent shape on Blue's Clues. Then we went on the Playhouse Disney site where they call it a moon shape. It doesn't seem right. That's like saying a square is a box shape, instead of the other way around. It confused him. I tell him it's called a crescent and moons are that shape.


Asked by BubbysMom208 at 4:21 PM on Feb. 13, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Crescent.

    And a box shape is a cube. lol

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:15 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Well I think its a crescent because sometimes the moon is round, lol.

    Answer by SandraB383 at 4:24 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • I have always tried to teach mine the proper names..then clarify common names fpr the same thing. I would say crescent is the proper name. Sandr makes an excellent point too.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:25 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • My 5 year old calls it a's proper name,

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 4:35 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • That's why it upset me to hear it called a moon shape. It's not the only shape of the moon.

    Answer by BubbysMom208 at 4:38 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • I don't even consider playhouse disney an educational channel...which is why my son only likes Noggin.

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 4:39 PM on Feb. 13, 2009