Everyday Fun With Shapes: Let’s Talk About Math Video

Download Files En Español Feb 22, 2016

Watch to see how shape awareness develops from birth to 5 years old.

Shape awareness is an understanding of:

  • Shape characteristics—noticing what makes each shape different, like knowing that a triangle has three points.
  • Matching—recognizing common elements of shapes and matching pairs (circles, triangles, and squares).
  • Positioning shapes—understanding how shapes fit together and can be combined, like completing a puzzle.

Download a handout with fun activities designed to support young children’s growing shape awareness from birth to 5 below.