Matching and Sorting

This article comes to you from the Brain Building Series, The Children’s Movement of Florida. Even though I live in Texas, I enjoy following this team of dedicated supporters, as they work tirelessly for the benefit of developing young children. Enjoy the article and there are links included at the bottom that will give you access to more information you might find helpful in your role as a parent or a teacher.

From: The Children’s Movement of Florida

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Children this age are able to play simple matching and sorting games. They can understand the rule that organizes the activity (sorting by shape, color, size, etc.), hold the rule in mind, and follow it. Here are a few examples from the Harvard Center for the Developing Child: Ask children to play a sorting game in which you take turns sorting objects by size, shape, or color. Engage older toddlers in a silly sorting game, such as putting small shapes in a big bucket and big shapes in a small bucket. Children tend to put like with like, so this is challenging. As they get older, toddlers also start to enjoy simple puzzles, which require attention to shapes and colors. Adults can ask children to think about what shape or color they need, where they might put a certain piece, or where they might put the piece if it doesn’t fit, thereby exercising the child’s reflection and planning skills. What sorting and matching games does your child like today?
 

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Carol Katrana
The Value of Matching and Sorting

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