December 8, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian
They help children…
find relationships between things
explore complex concepts
notice and form generalizations
Children first tune into visual or auditory patterns in their world.
They might notice stripes on clothing or clapping rhythms during rhymes and chants. Next they may attempt to “read” the pattern, unlocking its repeating unit. In their drawings, children might copy a pattern they have seen and continue the same repetition. Later they will play around with ways to arrange the units, making their own, unique patterns.
The work of patterns takes time and grows in complexity.