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17/08/09 08:38, by Tikal, Categories: Toddlers, Learning Play, Kids Art and Craft, Preschool Children, Kids Activities , Tags: circle, kitchen implements, learning shapes, rectangle, round, square
Shapes are everywhere, and are easier to learn if you practice with your little ones as often as you can. The kitchen is a great place to start. Name a shape and hunt around the kitchen to find things of that shape. A lid, a saucepan, an orange are all round shapes; a tile, door, a window might all be square or rectangles. Triangles are more challenging, but maybe you have triangular cookie cutters or there are triangular symbols or patterns on food packets? Allow your child to open cupboards you know are safe to explore and have fun searching! You could try it with food too: sliced cucumber, carrots, peas are all round! Its great to practice and you may even get to sort out some of your kitchen cupboards too!