Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Blocks come in different shapes, sizes, and lengths, and children can distinguish geometric shapes, such as rectangles, squares, cylinders, etc., through blocks. Standard blocks have a certain size and proportion, so children can perceive the different shapes, proportions, sizes, thicknesses, heights, lengths, etc. of the blocks during the process of manipulation.
1. Build a pagoda
Prepare a few square and round blocks for your child and teach him to build them up. Then put a triangle or cone block in the highest position as the roof.
Play with the blocks at least 2, from 2 to 3, 4, the number is increasing. Children will gradually understand that the more blocks, the more complex objects you can build; the higher you build, the easier it is to collapse. In the process of playing, the child learns that the larger blocks are placed at the bottom and the smaller blocks are placed at the top so that the pagoda will not fall down easily. Unknowingly, the child understands the concepts of how many, size, lightness, height, etc.
2. Find shapes
First teach your child to recognize various geometric blocks, such as circles, semicircles, triangles, rectangles, etc. Then you say a shape of blocks and ask him to find it accurately from a pile of blocks. You can also compete with your child to see who? finds it quickly and accurately. This can make your child understand geometric shapes and is also good for developing your child's observation and memory.
Match two identical rectangular blocks to form a square, two triangles to form a square, two semicircles to form a circle, etc. This game can help children understand the relationship between different shapes combined with each other, and understand the concept of part and whole. And in the process of playing, children need to use their eyes to observe whether the different shapes of the blocks can match up, which is very beneficial to the development of observation skills.
4. Number matching
Prepare a set of blocks marked with numbers. You can put the blocks in order from smallest to largest according to the numbers on the blocks, and then ask your child to put the corresponding numbered blocks on top according to the next number. If you place the wrong blocks or if you knock over the original blocks in the process, you can put them on top of each other. If the blocks are knocked over, the child loses. This game can help children understand the relationship between numbers and make their concept of numbers clearer.
5. Who has more blocks
First, the mother and child each share an equal number of blocks and then play a "rock-paper-scissors" game. Each time you play, the winning player gets a block from the other player. After 3 games, count the number of blocks each player has. This game allows children to understand the difference between more and less and to gain an initial appreciation for addition and subtraction.