How to Teach Your Preschooler the Concepts of Size and Shape
If you have toddlers at home, you must have seen that they are fast learners. If you teach them any concept through activities and games and most importantly using age-appropriate language; you will surprise to see their learning speed. Size and shape are the two concepts kids should learn before they start going to Montessori Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Help them learn words like big, small, tall short, etc. and differentiate between sizes and shapes by putting appropriate names of them.
Why Preschoolers should learn about Shapes and Sizes?
As an adult, it might be very easy for you to understand the difference between various shapes and sizes. But for kids, they need time to learn these concepts and you should spend enough time to help them learn those concepts.
- Knowing about the size will help kids pour the right amount of water into a glass without letting it overflow.
- Shapes and sizes are the two very basic math concepts every child should know as depending on this basic knowledge they will learn about how to use a ruler or how to draw different shapes or finding the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.
- Almost all professions require the use of shapes and sizes. For example, architectures need to build houses that in the right sizes and shapes, doctors need to use correct-sized instruments to use while performing surgeries or a chef needs to serve the correct amount of foods on a correct sized plate.
- A proper understanding of shapes and sizes helps everyone to pick the right size of clothes, play basketball well, distinguish car keys from house keys, etc.
As learning about shapes and sizes is very important, teachers in Preschool Rancho Palos Verdes CA encourage kids to learn these concepts properly.
Some Activities to Teach Shapes and Sizes to Preschoolers
Now as you know why kids should learn about shapes and sizes, you should start teaching them through different activities.
- Use felt paper or any other hard pa[er and cut out different shapes like circle, square, triangle, rectangle, star, heart, diamond, etc. Now, draw the shapes on sandpaper and ask your kids to stick the correct shape on the sandpaper.
- Draw a simple picture on a piece of blank paper (house/kite/moon/sun) and ask your little ones to identify different shapes they can see in the picture.
- Arrange a play-date at your house and invite your child’s friends. When everyone is together you can get them to play the ‘size-game’. Ask them to measure and compare their height. This will be a practical application of the concept of size. In Montessori Rancho Palos Verdes, CA teachers measure their students’ height and compare the same through a bar graph.
- Give your child modeling clay and encourage him to make different shapes of different sizes.
- In fact, at home, you can bake cookies of different shapes and sizes.