Y loves shapes and counting. The frequently tells me that he sees a parallelogram (a difficult word for a 3 year old!) or that something is a triangle. He’s not always correct, but he gets it right most of the time.I really love seeing Y’s interest in shapes and try to give him more opportunities to practice. Today, I’m sharing our latest go at practicing shapes – a fun match the owl to the tree printable!
I do have a note on this work. I liked the idea of leaving the trees as a mat and having Y match the owls to their ‘homes’. The presentation I used is in the photo above.
Y saw the work, chose it, and came to sit at the kitchen table with me (a bit of a routine lately, but it works!). And then he ran away once more. He came back a few minutes later with his scissors (yes, he has learned to get them safely and we trust him with them). He said we needed to cut out the trees first.
I guess we’ve been working a lot on scissor skills and cutting strips lately so he was inspired to add another element to his work! Of course, I let him have a go at it, and then we set out to match the shapes and practice vocabulary.
After finishing with these shapes, I also pulled out our the shapes 3 part cards from our penguin shape printables. They are black and white and Y also decided that he needed to colour them after we practiced identifying and pronouncing all of the shapes. Again, I was happy to oblige.
I’ve noticed more and more lately that after we complete a work or sometimes before, Y also likes to add certain elements. I have to admit that our routine still hasn’t come back since I’ve returned home from the hospital.
The works don’t get changed as frequently so it is likely he gets tired of the old ones and likes to add more challenges for himself. For now, I do like to see him explore like this. He still practices important skills such as cutting or colouring, etc, and that is wonderful!