Basic Math Skills in Child Care: Shapes and Spatial Relations

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Some child care providers may think of geometry as an advanced math concept learned in high school. But even young children are aware of basic concepts related to shapes and spatial relationships. Child care providers can help young children build math skills by encouraging them to explore and compare shapes and spatial relationships.

Spatial Relationships

Spatial relationships explore the concept of where objects are in relationship to something else. When child care providers use the following words, they are teaching …