## Meet The Shapes

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star-little
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### Meet The Shapes

Shapes are used to define an object and help identify it. 2 years old is a great age for teaching shapes. Start by teaching the basic shapes (square, circle, rectangle, triangle), then continue to more advanced shapes (oval, star, heart, diamond). Discover shapes:
https://learning.covoji.com/math-zone/meet-the-shapes/

When kids explore different shapes, they are using one of the most basic educational processes: the observation of same and different. This concept provides them with a basic process that she will be able to use in observing, comparing and discussing all they sees and encounters. As children learn to identify shapes, they can sort and classify objects in around them based on these attributes. Shape matching is a simple engaging shape activity for preschoolers that helps them learn and remember. Teach them the vocabulary to describe shapes.

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NicholasG
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### Re: Meet The Shapes

The children I work with love shapes! We do shape treasure hunts. One thing that surprised me is that a lot of children in my area didn't know what an oval was, weird as we have a lot of football ovals (with 'Oval' in their names) and a lot of the children either play or watch footy.

star-little
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### Re: Meet The Shapes

Explain to kids oval is look like egg.

topazann
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### Re: Meet The Shapes

Great ideas. You might also try adding songs. I have used several “shapes” songs on YouTube to teach my little ones shapes. Their current favorite is “Learn shapes with Delmore the Donkey”.