We have lots of different shapes in our homes and play areas - so why not learn about them?
You will need
- Masking tape
- Different shaped toys from around the house.
What to do
On a space on the floor, or any flat surface, use masking tape to make a series of shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, etc). Then, encourage the child to arrange their toys according to the shapes.
If you start with a number of toys that have an obvious shape to them, you can build on this by making a treasure hunt. Select a category of item or room, and encourage them to find shapes from there as well (e.g. shapes found in the living room or kitchen).
- Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects
- Shows awareness of similarities of shapes in the environment
- Shows interest in shapes in the environment
- Selects a particular named shape
Ask your child
- What shapes are these?
- What shape do you think it is?
- Can you find anything else that is this shape?