Moving with Shapes in a Space

By: Jackie Lorraine Ty

Recognizing shapes and sizes is one of the earliest skills that young learners develop in preschool.  Knowing their position relative to objects and their surroundings is also an important cognitive skill for young children.

To help the Nursery learners discover and experience shape and space this quarter, they had opportunities to play with scarves, balls and hula hoops.  They had active play engagements to find out ways to move their bodies and manipulate their play objects.  Given ample space and enough time, they can identify shapes and have learned to throw, catch, dribble, hop, jump, run, twirl, dance, rotate, sort, fold and so much more.