What better way to help children learn shapes than by finding their own to hold and explore? Ask your child to help collect shapes from around your house and fill a small basket for them to carry. Look for different textures, colors, and sizes of shapes to add. Pull this basket out later to share with other family members. Ask them if they know where each shape came from. Don’t forget to have it handy when you read your favorite shape book before bed!
(For younger children, you may want to start with just one shape at a time. And for older children, perhaps challenge them to find a rectangle in the house bigger than Mom? “Can you find a rectangle that fits in your hand?”)