What is the lesson:
Sorting shapes by type (Circle, triangle, square)
- CD20. The older infant experiments with trial and error approaches to problem solving.
- CD25. The older infant explores and manipulates objects with different shapes and sizes sometimes fitting shapes into place.
- CD54. The younger toddler shows interest in matching and sorting according to color, shape and size.
- PW33. The young toddler coordinates eye and hand movements.
Your child will continue to work on identifying shapes. Your child will sort shapes by type.
- Circle shaped Items (bottle tops, ball, etc)
- Square shaped items (Cardboard, dice, etc)
- Triangle shaped items (Toys from shape sorter, toy from blocks, etc)
- Using tape, make a square, triangle, and circle.
- Give toddler shaped items
- Demonstrate and allow them to sort their shapes, helping as needed.
Activity Wrap Up:
Talk about shapes used.
How do I know what my child is learning?
Ask your child to point to the circles, to the triangle, and square.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
Using the tape, take cars and practice tracing the shapes.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
If you can’t find enough items in the right shape, you can always cut out extras out of paper