What are some ways to teach shapes to kids?


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Teach shapes to children by making a shape collage, drawing shapes on the sidewalk with chalk and sorting household items by shape. For a shape collage, cut paper into different shapes and sizes, and encourage the child to glue the smaller paper onto the larger piece of the same shape.

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Draw large circles, triangles, squares and other shapes on sidewalks or driveways with sidewalk chalk. Position the child at the top of the driveway and send her on a mission to find a particular shape. Gather ordinary household items of different shapes. Place them on a tray and ask the child to sort them by shape.

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