This week in storytime, we are covering one of my “Big 4″ topics (Letters, Numbers, Shapes, Colors) – SHAPES!
Your toddler can probably identify some simple shapes already, and that’s great! Try expanding her knowledge to new shapes (like diamonds, hexagons, or a rhombus), or translate those “paper” shapes to real life shapes. In storytime, we are playing with some real-world shapes on the magnet board. Work with your toddler to find some real-world shapes on her own!
Our books this week:
We are singing about circles!
I Can See A Circle Shape
to the tune of “London Bridge”
I can see a circle shape, circle shape, circle shape.
I can see a circle shape, how about you?
Other verses: Little square, triangle, rectangle, diamond, red heart
We are also going to play with felt shapes on the flannelboard. You can easily make your own flannelboard with these directions. Shapes are a great introduction to making flannel boards. Soft felt pieces are easy for toddlers to hold and manipulate, and since they are nice and quiet, they make a fantastic car ride activity! Plus, they are just fun!
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