Use shape blocks during playtime. Place some different shaped blocks around the room on pieces of furniture.
As you are building ask the child to get the round block on the coffee table, the square block by the television, etc.
The child will be able to find objects based on the familiar locations.
Encourage parents to help their child learn spatial understanding by using spatial vocabulary (on, under, beside) etc. and point out landmarks that will help children learn about the relationships of different aspects of their environment. For example, say “We are passing the church, so we are almost at Grandpa’s house.”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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