The time has come when Little L. started to have great interest in shapes.
She enjoys playing with the shape sorting cube or the Tomy’s shape and colour sorting eggs:
Her favourite shapes (the ones that she can also say):
- crescent moon
- heart (although she always says “szívecske” in Hungarian in the first place)
So I made a shape board for her with some basic shapes and, of course, her favourites.
What you need:
- a bigger piece of cardboard (mine is a side of a big box)
- sticky Velcro
- felt and/or foam sheets
- shape template (if you can’t draw like me)
- black marker
- envelope (optional)
- If you have an elder child, they can also help with the preparation (mine was too busy watching Alphablocks I wouldn’t have disturbed her for all the world.
How to make it:
- I cut out the template shapes printed from the internet.
- I drew the shapes on the cardboard (add strong contours with a thick-tip black marker), then on foam and felt pieces.
- I cut out the shapes from felt and foam.
- I stuck the velcro on the shapes and on the cardboard (in the middle of the shapes).
- I glued an envelope on the back where we can store the shapes when we’re not playing with them.
Ever since I finished it she’s been loving to play with it.
If you want to read about what other shape activities we do or did with E. when she was a little toddler checki it our on the link above.