Tuesday, 30 April 2013

4 Ways to Teach Toddlers about Shapes

I have had my practical exam for my training on the 20th so I am back. Thanks for reading and visiting my blog although I had to neglect this place for the last couple of weeks.



Today I would  love to share how Derin (3 years 3 months) has been learning about shapes.
I made some velcro lollipop sticks for Derin to create shapes or letters. They are very easy to make and very handy to pop in  your bag for keeping your child busy at the restaurant/doctor's office etc.



He also enjoyed playing with this shape matching game from Mr.Printables. 


On a rainy day, we enjoyed using Baker Ross Self Adhesive Foam Sheets. We talked about shapes as I cut them out and Derin sticked them on the paper and created some lovely pictures.



I also introduced Derin to Constructive Triangles: A sensorial Montessori material. These prepare the child for geometry in a sensorial way. Here is a photo of him exploring the Blue Rectangular Box. You can find more info about these materials here.


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3 comments :

  1. I love the Velcro craft stick shapes, Isil! I pinned your post to my DIY Sensorial Extensions Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/diy-sensorial-extensions/

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  2. Visiting from Montessori Monday. I'd love for you to share your family-friendly crafts and ideas at Monday Kid Corner at thejennyevolution.com. See you at the party!

    Jennifer

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