shapes on dowels
what is this?
Spheres, cubes and prisms to place on a dowel that challenges your baby to mentally manipulate shapes and visualize patterns before creating them
how to do this?
why do this?
This activity gives your baby the opportunity of practicing different finger grasps based on the object being inserted in the dowel and an experience in crossing the mid line
The colour and number of solids in the material are constant, isolating shape. Initially your baby will put the shapes in a random order, but eventually she will be able to sort it by shape
As your baby places each shape on the dowel she further develops her hand eye coordination
Placing each shape on the dowel encourages spatial reasoning with 9 geometric solids
It develops basic logic skills and the ability of matching
Your baby can make different patterns using the different shapes and dowels, encouraging imagination and creative thinking