Enabling young children to identify shapes in the classroom and then to describe them through drawing.
To develop their awareness of shape, this unit explores ways of enabling young children to identify shapes in the classroom and then to describe them through drawing.
Talk about shapes with children. For example, look at the unit 'drawing around shapes'. The children might begin this work by taking part in activities such as drawing around shapes. This will generate lots of ideas talk about.
- "I want to collect the shape of the large window in the classroom. Can I put the window on my paper to draw around? Why not? But there is a way I can collect the shape of the window? Yes. I can draw it on my paper. Look. If I close one eye and point my finger at the window I can trace around the outside of the window frame. I am tracing the outline of the window in the air with my finger. This is a bit like drawing around shapes with a crayon on paper Let's all practise tracing around the outline shape of the window with our fingers. Just point your finger at the window and follow with your eyes as you trace the shape.