Shapes identification is actually a mathematics activity. Creating shapes with straws is a great activity that help preschoolers learn to recognize and compare shapes. Not only it promotes creativity, it will also enrich the children’s vocabulary as they learn about the names of the shapes and their attributes.
Shape and space are fundamental mathematical concepts for children. The study of geometry can be deeper than many adults imagine and can provide young children with enjoyable intellectual challenges. (https://prek-math-te.stanford.edu/spatial-relations/what-children-know-and-need-learn-about-shape-and-space)
Prepare some straws and guide the children to create various shapes. Help them learn the shapes and compare the differences between each shapes. Don’t forget to have fun along the way though!
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