Shapes can be so much fun. They can be found everywhere from buildings, to things we eat, to signs we see on the street. — Natural Beach Living

Learning shapes not only helps children identify and organize visual information, it helps them learn skills in other curriculum areas including reading, math, and science. For example, an early step in understanding numbers and letters is to recognize their shape. — LeapFrog

“Seeing shapes and colours without the burden of thinking about what they are will liberate your creative mind, inform your visual resources and alleviate intellectual interference.” 
― Philippa Stanton, Conscious Creativity: Look, Connect, Create

“Wide, curved, tall or long, so many shapes but none are wrong.” 
― Hermione Little, All Our Lovely Shapes

“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.” – Paul Klee

I think it’s important because…it just raises their awareness about how things may smell, touch and taste when they’re at school, when they’re at Thanksgiving with their family. They can say, “ Oh, I remember how that smelled there. It tasted so good.” And they can carry that over in different settings – non-CACFP provider

When a child’s life is full of sights, sounds, tastes, smells, textures, people and places, he will learn. When he feels safe and loved, he will learn. When parents begin to recover from their own ideas of what learning should look like (what they remember from school), then they begin a new life of natural learning, too. – Sarah Dodd

There’s many ways you communicate. With colour, texture, sound… Even words can communicate. – David Carson

Most of what children need to learn during their early childhood years cannot be taught: it’s discovered through play. – Ruth Wilson