Insert the geometric shapes into their slots on the tray to complete the images.
Children become problem-solvers on their own as they keep trying to fit the right piece in each empty slot. They enjoy seeing the complete image formed when they put the right shape in - the triangle inserted to make a boat or the circle that makes a camera lens. This toy helps children take the initial steps to understanding shapes through complementary pairing.
Set includes a printed geometric board with 8 geometric lift out shapes, a detailed instruction manual all packed in a Skola Doodle box.
Size of the board: 29.5 cm x 29 cm x 1 cm
As children identify that multiple objects can come together to form a complete shape, they also begin to distinguish objects on partial similarities of shapes (See How).
As children visually analyze and pair complementary shapes, they discover new aspects of geometry, like a triangle and a rhombus together forms a trapezium. Making new designs and forms with existing shapes stimulates children to be more imaginative and creative. By repeatedly inserting puzzle pieces in the tray and removing them, children slowly learn to grasp objects firmly with the three-finger grip. This also aids in developing essential pre-writing skills.
Show the child how to remove the shapes and place them randomly around. Then one by one look at the shapes. Place them in their appropriate places. Show the child how to hold the pieces with 3 fingers (2 fingers folded in).
When the child is familiar with the toy, give names in 3 stages.
a. Introduction : Name the shapes slowly. Max 2 on a day
b. Recognition: Ask the child to identify, say “Which is a triangle?”
c. Confirmation: Ask “What is this?”. Child answers “Triangle”
Systematically knowing names of the shapes, gives clarity and helps children connect with the world. This board in particular helps children notice shapes in the daily life objects around them.
Children love memory games. Running elsewhere, finding the right piece is exhilarating! To do this, keep the pieces on a tray in another room. Place a shell or indicator on any one of the slots on the board and ask the child to bring that particular shape. The same game can also be played with the pieces in different places, enhancing the complexity of memory.