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What Your Child will Learn:

  • To identify flat and 3D shapes.
  • To name shape characteristics.
  • To use the words over, under, on, next to, in front of, behind.
  • To turn shapes to show that they always remain the same.
  • To count 1-10 items, using the last count as how many.

Tips for Helping Your Child with 3D Shapes

  • To support your child with the language of 3D shapes, show them that many 3D shapes are related to flat shapes. For example, each “face” of a pyramid is a triangle, and a sphere is “curved” just like a circle.
  • Learning about 3D shapes will help your child with spatial reasoning, a skill that has been found to improve students’ performance in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects.

Social and Emotional Development

Sometimes, if your child doesn’t know an answer right away, he or she might become frustrated. If this happens, sit with your child and validate their feelings: “I can see that you are upset. It is okay to make mistakes. Let’s try again together.” Gently encourage him or her to come up with another answer. Tell your child that it’s okay to feel frustrated or sad, and share a time when you were frustrated and someone helped you feel better.



For more fun with 3D Shapes including toys, storybook, games, a learning journal and more – check out the

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