Your child should be able to recognize shape differences by the age of 18 months.
|Baby play with shapes|
The more you show your toddler shapes, the faster your child will comprehend the differences in shapes.To start teaching the kids about shapes, you need all your different types of visual aids prepared.First Teach your child to the Basic Shapes such as triangles, circles, squares, rectangle and oval and when your child to understand the basic shapes after you will be teach more.
The first step in learning how to draw is to learn how to draw basic, simple shapes. Almost anything can be drawn using shapes, such as a house, a cat, a book, a ball;even more complicated drawings start with the basic shapes that form the outline of the object. This makes it easier for your child to progress from stick drawings to more detailed artworks - and if they have talent, they will use shapes to draw and paint in the future as well.
Find the Shape
There are many ways to encourage and help your child to learn about shapes. Because shapes are all around us, it is easy to play 'Find the Shape' at home, in the car, in the store and elsewhere.Select one shape at a time to concentrate on, rather than trying to find all the different shapes.
Show a shape to the kids. First You usually start with circle which is what you find easy for the kids to understand and memorize.
Say; “This is a circle. It is round. It’s like the wheel of the cars and the bowl you use for eating.”
Show the shape again and ask the kids, “What shape is this?” Some kids can answer but some cannot remember the shape you discussed. It is understandable of course because it is their first time to learn about the shape.Again, it is always good to repeat the word circle so that the children will understand it more and they will pronounce the word right. You can use anything circle as visual aid for the children to see. The more circular things you present to the kids the better they will understand what a circle is.
Tracing the circle
Tracing is an activity that is good for enhancing motor skills. It also teaches the children to know the right direction when tracing. Whatever goal you want achieved, always concentrate on the most important thing.
The kids are tracing the circle because you are teaching them about shape. So, it is not important if they cannot trace the shape very well. In This type of Tracing method you can follow your all teaching shapes.
After teaching the circle, the next shape to teach is the square. You can follow the same steps when you taught the circle. You can play games, trace squares, draw squares, show some objects that the kids can identify and do some activity sheets about square.You can use anything that has a square shape when you teach square. It is important also that you teach the children that a square has 4 equal sides.
First, you have to introduce triangle to the kids by showing different triangular shaped objects. When you show a triangle, tell the kids that a triangle has 3 sides.You can follow the steps when you taught circle.
When you introduce rectangle to the kids, explain to them that the shape has two long sides and two short sides.This is the easiest way by which the kids will understand the shape.Again, you can follow the steps when you taught the other shapes. Show objects that are rectangular in shape.
The best oblong object to use when you introduce the shape oval is the egg.Show the kids an egg and tell them that the egg is oval. Then show other objects as well so that they will learn more about other oblong or oval objects.
1.Baby Play with Shapes