For this week’s TinkerLab, take your little one out for a shape hunt! Take a walk and look for shapes–circles, triangles, squares, rectangles and diamonds.
SING ABOUT SHAPES
Get ready for your walk with Reba, who sees shapes everywhere.
Draw shapes with sidewalk chalk and invite your little one to choose a shape to start on. Have your child jump from shape to shape as you call out the names of the shapes, or sing Reba’s song!
We have TinkerLab supply kits for little ones with chalk. Fill out the form to reserve yours and schedule pickup!
TALK WHILE YOU WALK
Encourage kids to look for shapes on their own and say, “I spy something shaped like a square.” Add colors to the description to give more hints and build your child’s vocabulary. “I spy something that is blue and is shaped like a rectangle.”
When you are finished with your walk, talk to your child about which shape they saw most and which they saw least. More math!
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Hear Pat read a shape story at a recent YDL storytime on YouTube! There’s a new live storytime each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning.
Take a nature scavenger hunt, too!
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Read on Hoopla
There are lots of books about shapes for preschoolers available on Hoopla.