Ok, like every mom I want my child to be completely up to speed on the learning bit...and even advanced. *proud mama winks* So I started thinking my 21 month old should learn shapes, but wait how old are they when they should know shapes? After googling, and asking around I decided they learn all about shapes in kindergarten so probably around 2 or 2 and 1/2 would be a good time to start getting to know shapes.
So I have like 3 different shapes books, 2 of which I bought at the dollar store or dollar at Target, and started introducing them to her. Not interested...at all.
While playing with stuffed animals we lined them all up in a circle (for no particular reason) and Princess thought that was so fun. So I started telling her "let's sit in the circle." She caught one. Eager to play some more I asked her what this was. THEN finally there was:
Me: "What's this?"
Me: "YAY! That's right!!!!!! Whooo hooo!"
I never thought I'd get so excited over the word circle. But here I am writing all about it! So I think I discovered a key: Find different ways to teach (fun ways)
I started making circles everywhere. Chalk, magnets, coloring, and whatever else I could find. Then I went back to those books with her and Tada! We're on to square and triangle next.
Has anyone else found some successful ways to teach shapes? I'd love any tips!