Learning - Math | 3-18 yrs

Talking About Shapes With Kids

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There are many ways in which learning shapes can be made a fun activity for pre-schoolers. Many toys are now available for learning shapes, sizes and colours. You can also come up with your own strategies, where objects around your kid can be used to teach and train him, and enrich his learning process.

By using materials such as posters, blocks, books and games, you can create patterns to expose him to various other shapes and dimensions such as circles, triangles, squares, rectangles and ovals.

According to National Association for the Education of Young Children, introduction to various shapes help children analyse two- and three-dimensional shapes in various sizes and orientations. Encouraging your kid to slide, flip or turn shapes will promote his problem solving skills. It will also develop his ability for spatial visualisation and understanding geometry, which involves matching shapes through visualisation.

According to the website ‘Parenthood’, innovative and interesting ways to teach shapes is a precursor to pre-math and logical skills. It also adds to their verbal communication, pre-reading and writing skills, and creative expression.

For more ideas on different fun ways in which you can make your child learn shapes, flip through the pages of this ClipBook by our partner, Talking Math with your Kids.

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