Being able to identify and describe shapes, sizes, positions, directions, and movement as well as creating and understanding art, is vital in lots of different occupations, such as construction and design. It’s important for children to become familiar with shapes and spatial relationships in their environment, to understand, the principles of geometry in later grades.
Identify shapes and sizes:
When playing with your child, identify things by their shape and size: Tell them: "Hand me the big book" "Take the sugar cubes out of the cupboard", for example
Build structures using blocks or old boxes:
Ask your child which shapes stack easily and why.
Play "I spy", looking for different shapes:
"I spy something that is round." "I spy something that is rectangular." "I spy something that looks like a cone."
Go on a "shape hunt".
Have your child look for as many circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles as he or she can find in the house or garden. Do the same with three-dimensional objects like cubes, cones, spheres, and cylinders.