- Heather M.
- Tuesday, March 28
First Steps to the Library highlights the skills young children need to be ready for school and helps caregivers understand how they can grow these skills.
Learning is Never Far Away
School Readiness Skill: Child uses spatial awareness to understand objects and their movement in space.
Building Spatial Awareness
- Develop your child's spatial awareness skills by talking about what objects are near and what objects are far.
- Say directions aloud as you walk around the block--"Now we turn left."
- Point out shapes wherever you go--"The door is a rectangle. The stop sign is an octagon."
This is Big Big Big
This is big big big (arms wide)
This is small small small (hands close together)
This is short short short (make yourself short)
This is tall tall tall (make yourself tall)
This is fast fast fast (spin fists fast)
This is slow slow slow (spin fists slow)
This is yes yes yes (shake your head 'yes')
This is no no no (shake your head 'no')
This is stop stop stop (put up your hand to stop)
This is go go go (wave your hand to go)
Find more information about how to build your child's spatial awareness and algebraic thinking from our friends at Richland First Steps.
First Steps to the Library is a partnership between Richland Library and Richland First Steps.