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.
DO YOU NEED DIRECTIONS?
School Readiness Skill: Children begin to identify, describe, classify, and understand shape, size, direction, and movement during play and other activities.
Do you need directions? Your little one does! Direction, size, and shape are some of the early math concepts your child is starting to understand. When you play I Spy and you say "I see a big circle up in the air," you introduce them to shape, size and direction. Here's how you can keeping growing those math skills:
- Size: As you go about your day, talk about size. "That is a tiny ladybug." You can even make comparisons. "Your car is small. My car is big."
- Shape: Point out shapes wherever you go--houses, merry-go-rounds, traffic signs. "Do you see our door? It's a rectangle."
- Direction: Share books like Up, Down and Around and sing songs like "We're Going on a Bear Hunt." Talk as you move throughout the day. "We're driving under a bridge." or "We're walking around this tree."
First Steps to the Library is a partnership between Richland Library and Richland First Steps.