Children observe and categorize what they see. They begin to make connections between familiar objects and their shapes. Learning shapes allows children to group or classify items, and they develop their ability to make logical connections, define and organize the diverse world around them. Learning shapes, helps in the cognitive development of the young minds.
Over the past weeks, various fun-filled activities have been conducted to enhance the understanding and introduce our Prideens to the world of shapes.
Our little Prideens started their day with a new friend Golu. The hoopla was covered with transparent sheet and eyes and lips were drawn on it. Through golu children were able to understand the round shape and identify it as circle shape. Rhyme and story of golu gave them a better understanding about the circle shape. Using the Aakar Parivar Kit’, Prideens were involved in sorting the various shapes as triangles, squares and circles. They were encouraged to make different objects from these shapes like a joker, hut, sun, temple etc. In another activity, cut outs of various shapes were placed in the activity area. Children matched the wooden shape (distributed by the teacher) with the paper cut outs on the floor. Once on the shape, children would spell out the name of the shape.
Children seemed very curious and eager to understand, identify and group the various objects around them. It was a delight to see their involvement and eagerness in all the activities.