We will be using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, which is one of the best Presentation Tools in the market today to teach Shapes of different Objects to Kids. We will be teaching shapes of round, flat, rectangular, conical objects and many more.
You will find out the resource we have provided will be very useful for teaching children to learn the shapes of different objects.
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Intro to Shapes and sizes
In this blog we will be covering Level Zero Visualization of shapes. At this level, the focus of a child’s thinking is on individual shapes, which the child is learning to classify by judging their holistic appearance.
Children simply say, “That is a circle,” or “That is a Triangle” usually without further description. Children identify prototypes of basic geometrical figures (triangle, circle, square, etc). These visual prototypes are then used to identify other shapes.
A shape is a circle because it looks like a sun; a shape is a rectangle because it looks like a door or a box; and so on. A square seems to be a different sort of shape than a rectangle, and a rhombus does not look like other parallelograms, so these shapes are classified completely separately in the child’s mind.
Children view figures holistically without analyzing their properties. If a shape does not sufficiently resemble its prototype, the child may reject the classification. Thus, children at this stage might balk at calling a thin, wedge-shaped triangle a “triangle”, even though it’s so different in shape from an equilateral triangle, which is the usual prototype for “triangle”.
If the horizontal base of the triangle is on top and the opposing vertex below, the child may recognize it as a triangle, but claim it is “upside down”. Shapes with rounded or incomplete sides may be accepted as “triangles” if they bear a holistic resemblance to an equilateral triangle. Squares are called “diamonds” and not recognized as squares if their sides are oriented at 45° to the horizontal. Children at this level often believe something is true based on a single example.
Teaching Shapes Using Microsoft PowerPoint
Along with Microsoft PowerPoint we have used a variety of picture objects like vegetables, fruits, flowers, toys and animals to educate the children about different shapes.
As you read you will find out the technique used is very innovative and very effective to teach numbers, additions and shapes for Kids.
The Complete Presentation is built by our graphic Artists with lot of creativity and hard work. Our creative team has made learning about shapes and sizes full of fun.