The activities in SHAPES, COLORS & PATTERNS are simple, brief and developmentally appropriate. As a part of a rich experiential curriculum, little lessons teaches basic and necessary skills young children need on a regular and consistent basis. It is our experience that genuine self-esteem is enhanced when children see their own progress in this structured and consistent format. These are lessons for you to use with your students… teaching opportunities. You will use them to teach new skills that are vital to the education of young children and that they will use as a foundation for the rest of their learning.
The skills your beginners will learn in SHAPES, COLORS & PATTERNS are the building blocks drawing, reading and writing. Everything we look at is composed of shapes. Basic geometric shapes are universal.
When we draw a picture of a cat we use circles, triangles and lines.
Reading depends on the ability to recognize each different configuration of geometric shapes as letter.
When we look at a word we see a pattern composed of letters: CAT
And whenever we see this pattern of letters C-A-T we know that it spells CAT
To all this information we add colors so that we can better describe this CAT.
These little lessons will enhance: classifying, social development, matching, sorting size and shape discrimination self concept, eye hand coordination, balance, self-concept, pre-writing, visual development, language development, listening, attention span, size and shape discrimination, following directions, visual discrimination and vocabulary enrichment, color recognition, pattern recognition.
Also included are: how to create beautiful projects, draw shapes, mix colors, how to make a color wheel, create a bulletin board for each project with a printable sign, color chemistry, how to use patterns everyday, parent communication ideas, go ahead pages for kids who are ready for more.