Teach your child about the shapes
Shapes are everywhere! From clovers in your backyard to the octagon on the stop sign, shapes are something your child likely sees every day. You can help your child appreciate these sights by ensuring he knows the proper name for each shape and can easily identify each shape. Also, by learning to draw each shape your child will be able to express himself clearly through drawings.
Fortunately, teaching children about the shapes is fun and easy since shapes are really all around us!
For example, start with the first meal of the day: breakfast! You can cut your child’s toast or pancakes into a certain shape and make that shape the “shape of the day.” For example, cut your child’s toast into a large heart and discuss the shape while your child eats. Then, give your child a “love letter” on a heart-shaped piece of paper by writing a little “I love you” or “I think you are special” or another fun little phrase. You could also give your child some pink or red clothing to wear to further celebrate “heart day.”
Renee shares tips for working with young children at www.schoolsparks.com where she offers a free kindergarten readiness test parents can take to assess their child’s readiness to start school plus hundreds upon hundreds of free kindergarten worksheets for parents to use at home with their children.