Present a simple puzzle of foods, or similar simple shapes.
If facilitation is needed, pick up a piece and add it to the puzzle. Then pick up another piece and hand it to the child.
The child will be able to place pieces in the puzzle that match the pictures below. The child is seeing how various parts match by looking at the shapes.
Children learn first to match various shapes before they learn to compose shapes. Puzzles are great for matching shapes, color, sizes, etc. Encourage parents to buy puzzles of varying levels.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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