There is so much more to investigate than circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles! The following are four important geometry concepts children need to explore:

Shape: Start with 3D shapes. Children need to recognize, build with, illustrate, describe attributes, compare, and sort shapes. Ecourage children to predict what will happen when they build and creates with shapes.

Space: Use words such as: near, under, top, bottom, by, righ, left. Children should be able to find shapes and objects when given simple verbal instructions.

Transformations: Moving shapes by positioning them into a new position, flipping them over, turning and combining them are all geometric skills children should be exposed to.

Visualization: Children should be able to picture geometric shapes mentally. Give children opportunities to see pictures or drawings from different angles, or perspectives (from the top, bottom, and sides).