During playtime provide a favorite object. Then set it behind a chair, cushion or other barrier.
Ask the child where a favorite object or toy is (one with a label the child understands, such as “Blanky,” “Nemo,” etc.)
The child at this level will understand that she can move around barriers to get what she wants. This demonstrates awareness of space.
Explain how finding things on their own (rather than having the adult get them) helps children learn to map their environment. Parents are well aware of their child’s movement patterns (motor skills). Tell them what this means about the child’s spatial understanding.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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