During their preschool years, children learn the names of colors and simple shapes, such as circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles. Help your children explore more about the colors and shapes they see throughout the day.
- Take turns playing a game of "I Spy" around colors or shapes. For example, say, "I see something red," or "I see something shaped like a square." Can your children guess what you see?
- Point out the shapes of common items they see every day, such as car or bicycle wheels (circle), books or magazines (rectangle), stop signs (octagon), eggs (oval).
- When your children play with colored blocks, encourage them to name the color and shape of each block. Is a triangle still a triangle if you turn it upside down? What about an oval?