Preschools (and parents) teach kids to recognize and name the shapes they see in the world around them early on. I’ve always had a lot of fun with this activity since our world is made out of shapes, whether by nature or by human design.
Shapes are also a great way to teach your kids how to draw. Using various shapes to draw step by step is the best way to help kids draw well. Your kid may even skip the “stick figure” developmental step if you’re lucky. I know my four-year old did.
I’m using this week’s WordPress photo challenge theme “geometry” to feature a few shapes in my world.
Circle – a full moon
Triangle – a tiger swallowtail butterfly
Square – my 40th birthday cake
Star – really cute red flowers
Lines – a fence separating the paved path from the untouched nature