In the unit, “Shapes and colors,” the Toddlers are being introduced to five different shapes: circle, square, triangle, star, and heart. As well as, building on their current knowledge of colors, in past units we have covered some basic colors like blue, yellow, red, green, orange and pink. And now we are introducing brown, black, white, and purple.
Why do we teach shapes and colors in early childhood? Because colors and shapes are ways for children to observe and categorize the world around them. And eventually, understanding shapes and colors will give them tools for other curriculum areas like math, science, language and reading. If you think about it, the skills your child uses to discern the differences from shapes and colors are the same skills they will use to differentiate between letters and numerals.
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