Everyday Fun With Spatial Awareness: Let’s Talk About Math Video

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Watch to see how an understanding of spatial awareness develops from birth to 5 years old.

Spatial awareness is an understanding of:

  • Shape and size—noticing, describing and comparing shapes and sizes of objects.
  • Space and position—recognizing where a person or object is in relation to other people and objects and understanding concepts like “on top of” or “under.”
  • Direction and movement—following and predicting the path of a moving object, like a rolling ball.

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

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