Shape recognition

This week’s lessons focus on shapes. Shape recognition is important at this age. However, once you notice your child start to identify shapes, don’t assume that teaching is over! Take learning to a new level. Ask your child to compare shapes. How are they similar? How are they different? Draw a square and then ask your child to make it into two triangles. I taught my daughter the difference between a square and a rectangle using graham crackers. She was so busy eating the crackers during the lesson, I figured it went in one ear and out the other. Then one day as we were walking into her preschool building she pointed to the door and said, “See mom, that’s a rectangle, not a square.” She proved me wrong… and I know it won’t be the last time she does that!

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