Once children are able to recognize shapes, they need lots of experience with shapes to make the shapes recognition strengthened. Drawing can be a way to do it. It’s because by drawing, children can feel how the shapes are formed through their hands. This can add children’s stimulation of shapes. The more the shapes are stimulated, the more those would be recognized by children and kept inside their memories.
Below are steps of drawing some animals:
Here are the shapes children can recognize from the pictures above:
- Ant drawing → circle and oval
- Bee drawing → oval and triangle
- Butterfly fish drawing → square, trapezoid, rectangle, triangle, oval, and half circle
- Manta ray fish drawing → trapezoid, rectangle, triangle, and oval
When we ask children to draw the animals above, don’t forget to mention the shape of every step in the picture. Therefore, children can know the name of the shapes. If they’ve already known the shapes, ask them to mention the shapes on every step. This can add more stimulation which will strengthen children’s ability more in shapes recognition. Last, ask children to color the animals.
Happy drawing! 🙂