Technique 87 – Keep busy, have fun, and teach the shapes at the same time.
Shapes are all around us. Look around the room you are in, and you will see them.
* Do you have square tiles on your floor?
* Is your dresser in the shape of a rectangle?
* Do you have a round table next to a chair?
* Triangles may be harder to find, but you can make them by dividing any square in half.
You can also collect shapes. If you have a plastic beach pail or a container from your recycle bin, you can ask your child to go on a circle hunt. He or she may find parts of toys, a coaster, a doily, a plastic or paper plate, or any number of household items. You can do this same activity for other shapes like squares, triangles, and rectangles.
It is comforting to know that you can teach young children with few or no materials… and the price is right!
March! The Month of the Rainbow
The half-circle is a perfect shape for coloring rainbows. Set up this activity in any way that is best for your child. As long as you remember ROY G BIV, you are set.