Why teach shapes? Learn why children need to learn shapes and the best activities to help. Plus printables!
Shapes are one of those things we work on with kids from a young age. We teach what a circle is, a triangle, a square. Colors, letters, numbers, shapes. These are some of the first things we work on with children. Colors are easy and fun to point out. Numbers and letters are building blocks for their entire future. But why do we focus on shapes? Are they just easy? There are actually some very concrete reasons for teaching toddlers and preschoolers shapes. Here are 5 big reasons to teach preschoolers and toddlers shapes, plus some fun printables to color or use play-doh for sensory shape fun.