Learning shapes helps a child by:
1. Understanding math and geometric concepts like shape, size, space, and position
2. Learning to sort and categorize, which are essential for problem-solving
3. Learning letters and numbers, because those are made of shapes
4. Using descriptive vocabulary (I see a yellow flower)
5. Using visual discrimination to associate shapes and colors with familiar objects
Weekly Activity for 04/12 – 04/16: Do you have Q-tips lying around your house? Have your child create shapes using Q-tips. This is a fun shape building exercise and will help your child learn how to build a basic shape. Give them some assistance though if they are confused along the way!
ESTIMATED TIME: 30 MINUTES
Weekly Activity for 03/29 – 04/02 2021: The SenseME team is pleased to share this weekly activity on shapes with all children and their caregivers/families. We encourage all children and their caregiver(s)/family(s), to spend time outside to find natural elements (trees, ponds, bushes, etc.) that match closely to typical shapes. These natural elements can include:
• Shape of Ponds or Bodies of Water
Once you find those shapes of those objects, we ask that you write about your findings in a journal and keep track of your findings over the course of the week. It is encouraged that you spread out your task and get outside whenever you can, to enjoy the spring fresh air.
Weekly Activity for 03/22-03/26 2021: The SenseME team is pleased to share this weekly activity on shapes with all children, and their caregivers/families. This week, we challenge children and their caregivers/families to find an item that has several shapes included within. These shapes can include:
When you find your shape pattern, please write a brief sentence what the shapes remind you of. You can also incorporate how the color demonstrates the pattern of the shapes.