Everywhere we see objects of different shapes and each shape holds significance and certain properties. So, if you look at a chocolate box, it looks like a rectangle and each piece of chocolate seems square in shape. So, what properties does each shape have and how do identify each shape and distinguish between these shapes, this is a major concern.
Now, let us go through various shapes and understand tips to distinguish between them with the help of properties.
Different Shapes for Kids
Various Geometric Shapes
Image: Different shapes for Kids
We study shapes like squares, rectangles, and a circle. Now, let us understand other shapes in Maths:
The word “Penta” means five. It is a shape having five sides.
Just like the pentagon, the hexagon has the word “Hexa” which means six. Therefore, this shape gets an additional side, which means six sides.
The word “Octa” means eight. It means Octagon is a shape having eight sides.
A cone is like a triangle but it is different from a triangle by its shape.
So, these were some of the different shapes for kids, and enhancing the abilities of preschool kids is easier when they are shown images or objects because they have free minds and can grasp everything at a pace. It’s better to do this at an early age so that your child develops the ability to recognise basic shapes.