Does it Look Right?
Sometimes a simple question such as, does it look right, will help your preschooler reassess placement.
In Kindergarten, children will compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. One example would be to merge two triangles to make a rectangle. Children will also model shapes in the world by building shapes from components.
As your child explores these concepts, have them analyze if it "looks right?".
Remember, your preschooler may or may not be ready to master the skill of composing new shapes, but give your preschooler time to play and manipulate the shapes into larger components. Touching and being exposed to these tools will actually also prepare them for literacy!
Additional activities you can do with shape manipulatives:
- Place the shapes on a mirror to demonstrate reflection
- Explore the shapes through free play
- Explore how the shapes fit together
- Use color names as your child explores a shape. "That is a black circle", "Look how you used the red square as a window!"