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PreSchool Math -Shapes

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Learning math skills when a child is young should be fun and entertaining. There are several key areas to focus on during age 3-5 that can make later learning easier.

Learning shapes teaches students to have an observant eye. 

So much of the letters, numbers, and beginning learning a child does relies on being obversant of the differences they see around them.  Shapes are a great way to start this early teaching.  What is the difference between a square and a rectangle can later help a child see the difference between a "b" and a "d". 

Knowing the shapes and having the ability to manipulate them is the key to understanding geometry later. Using hands on tools like shape toys and games allows the child to flip and turn the shape around in their hands soemthing that will become extremely important when they get to learning geometery.

Here is some interactive ideas for teaching shapes in a fun engaging way. It also helps children to notice the difference between 2-dimensional shapes making learning their letters and numbers much easier...in the near future.

Preschool Shapes Videos

The Kilboomers- A Shapes Songs for Kids
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Learn Shapes with Elly - Preschool Nursey Rhymes
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Let's Learn Shapes and Colors 
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Learning Shapes with a Preschool Toy Train
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Preschool Shapes Games

Play is a great way to learn. For a child to do independent learning is priceless. Here are some of our favorite kid approved, interactive toys.  Click on the image to see where to get them for your little learners. 

Geometeric shape sorter 
A great way to teach the different attributes of shapes and hand eye coordination.  

Spot is a fun game for all ages to play.  It teaches rapid recall and recognition. 

Shapes Bean Bag Game is a fun way to get your students moving. This toss and catch game also helps build motor skills

Dotty Dinosaur is missing spots. Students throw dice to find the right color and shape on the their dinosaur. Comes with 4 boards.

Preschool Shapes DIY Activities

There are lots of interactive learning that can go on with things you already have in your classroom or home.  Click on the images to see more about each activity.

Green Eggs and Ham shape matching activity is a great accompaniment to learning about Dr. Suess. 

Tape shapes game only needs tape and colored papers.  This can be done indoors or outdoors.

This resource is full of fun games to do with shapes. There is weeks of fun in the resource.

Learn about art and shapes at the same time.  All you need is colored paper, scissors, and glue.

Preschool Shapes Printables

Here are some of the quality free printables online. Click the images to print them. 

Simple shapes worksheets for each shape that gives students practice at drawing each shapes at different sizes.

Geometery Cards to teach some of the 3D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks.

Free shapes books with mazes and sight words. There is some tracing practice, cutting practice, and reading practice. Its a great combo. 

Shape snowflakes.  A great way to embrace the winter months and adds a bit of art to the math lesson. 

 

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