Early Learning with Digital Technologies
Let's go hunting for shapes!
Hi everyone, here's an activity to help your little ones with shape recognition!
Like most children, my son has mastered names of shapes and numbers through various resources, but also not to mention with various digital games and apps. So I went on to help him recognise shapes in everday objects using the device he likes to use.
Well, grab a Smart phone or any other digital device and get your child hunt for various shapes. Once you and your child start hunting for shapes together , your little one will recognise that shapes and patterns are all around us: on clocks, on his bicycle, his plate and so on . Thus, this activity will help children reinforce names of geometrical shapes and help visualise existence of them in everyday objects.
You could also have the captured pictures printed out in order to make a "My Shapes Book" for your child to enjoy. You could also get your child trace over the shapes using the pictures.
In addition to many shape recognition games available online, this activity was really fun and effective with my son. I believe there are many creative ways of using digital technologies to help children learn while having fun.