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By Wendy Bowkett

Containing over 70 tried-and-tested actions, actions for person studying via form and color is a pragmatic source which takes a cross-curricular thematic process and makes use of the subjects of form and color to discover the Early Years beginning degree (EYFS). This thematic procedure saves education and instructing time for practitioners and gives young ones with greater and fascinating actions. It additionally familiarises teenagers with the extra subtle cross-curricular initiatives they're going to come upon within the fundamental institution. actions are clustered round specific shapes and colors and every set of actions is obviously associated with the EYFS Early studying objectives. actions for person studying via form and color is a hugely useful worthy source ebook for all early years practitioners.

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3. Now fit the triangles back into the big one again! TIP The cutting of the triangles needs to be as accurate as possible so that their sides match; this is probably best done by an adult. A craft knife, metal ruler and cutting board will help keep the lines straight. Adapt the large equilateral triangle puzzle to suit each child: • • • • • A simple two piece puzzle – cut the large triangle in half, from the top-most point to the middle of the bottom edge, making two right-angled triangles. A four piece puzzle – measure, divide and mark each side of the large triangle into two equal lengths.

Buttons, in the empty spaces. Photocopy the page again and cut out each box with a shape in it. These smaller cards can be placed in the empty spaces to carry on the patterns. Younger children often find the option of handling the shapes while naming them in sequence an easier task. Giving children a visual and auditory clue helps their thought processes, while handling adds the kinaesthetic dimension to their learning. Experiment with these and other ideas to observe the differences in individual children’s thinking and developing skills.

I mention in Part 2: ‘The sunny flower game’ activity, how much I enjoy colouring in. Perhaps I have a streak of compulsive behaviour because I also love sequencing and patterns, placing things in order. As I picked up the shapes, I started to name them, one circle, two triangles, one circle, two triangles, etc. A couple of children joined in, making their own sequences and another idea was born! The ‘Patterns of shape’ page I arranged so that the difficulty increases the further down the page you go.

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