The world is full of shapes. By the age of 18 months, kids should be able to differentiate between objects on the basis of their shapes, though they may not be able to name the shapes. After age 2, kids start to identify and name basic shapes such as circles, triangles, rectangles and others, as well as the practical use of shapes. Shape learning is very important for kids; it lays the foundation for both math and literacy learning. There are a lot of fun activities to assist kids in learning shapes. It is effective to teach kids shapes through playing and everyday life experiences. For example, parents can point to real objects and tell or ask kids what their shapes are. Through this practice, kids can understand shapes both visually and conceptually.
This worksheet contains several basic shapes and pictures of corresponding real objects: triangle (a triangle instrument and set square rulers), rectangle (a notebook and a clock), pentagon (a school sign and a football), hexagon (hex nuts and bolts and pencils), and circle (a plate and a watch). This shape worksheet could be a useful guidance for kids to learn shapes and recognize shapes in real-world objects.