- A child correctly names shapes with three straight sides as "triangles".
- A child correctly names shapes with four equal sides and four right angles as "squares".
- A child correctly names shapes that are perfectly round as "circles".
Help your student become a(n) Shape Recognizer—Circles, Squares, and Triangles
Activities and discussions invite children to name shapes that are common in the culture, circles and squares, and triangles. Include shapes that are less typical--that are turned different ways, as well as "long, skinny" triangles and so forth as soon as possible to give children rich, varied mental images of shapes.