Monday, February 11, 2013

Barn Yard Shape Animals

Shapes are the building blocks to math. These shape creatures help demonstrate shapes in everyday life.  Give children a shape and have them fold it in half and decorate the shape to look like an animal or other everyday object such as a house or a tree. 

Discuss with the children:
                How many sides are there?
                Why does the circle rock while the other shapes do not?
                Does the shape make a new shape after it is folded?
This exercise gives children a better understanding symmetry, shapes, and how they can be manipulated. 

Related online training:
The Empowerment of Play for the School-Age Child - 3 hours
Tuition: $25.50
Traditional Washington STARS Continuing Education OnlineWashington Core Competency: Curriculum and Learning Environment [3 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Child care professionals: This course is approved for Washington and Oregon only.

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