At Story House Early Learning Epping, children in the Kinder room are learning all about shapes!
Did you know that by the end of infancy, object perception is relatively well-developed but children still have a great deal to learn about shapes including being able to analyse and understand their essential features. Learning the shape names is easy for most children, but being able to analyse two-and three-dimensional shapes in various sizes and orientations is much harder, which is why we focus on analysis and understanding in early geometry education.
To help the Kinder children learn more about shapes, they have been exploring them in many different ways through play as well as small group and larger group experiences.
Learning shapes not only helps children identify and organize visual information, they are the building blocks for skill development in numeracy, literacy and science. Learning shapes also helps children understand other signs and symbols.
Talk to your children about all the different shapes you can find in and around your home. Their knowledge about shapes might surprise you!
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