January 26, 2022 | Sossi Essajanian
Learning about shapes help children distinguish and sort out visual data. The study of shapes also supports children’s understanding of two-and three dimensional structures.
Children who can differentiate shapes also begin to notice the differences in letters and numbers, supporting their overall literacy and numeracy skills.
Children in the Trees Class have been seeing and exploring shapes everywhere!
The past few weeks, they have also explored qualities of shapes. How do you know that this is a square? A circle? A triangle?
During these discussions, children discovered the properties of shapes!
2-D is flat. 3D is not flat. It’s higher.
There are 4 points on the square.
Three points. A triangle!
It has 3 corners but it’s sliding down… it’s sliding down and triangles don’t slide down. If it doesn’t slide up, yes, it’s a triangle.
It [the triangle] doesn’t have the same number as the square.
A rectangle is larger than a square. Two squares make a rectangle.