- A child stacks similar blocks directly on top of each other.
- A child finds blocks of the same size and makes stacks, with blocks facing horizontally or vertically.
Help your student become a(n) Same Shape Stacker
Children naturally like to stack things on top of each other, especially when adults notice them doing so or model doing it themselves. Here adults may comment on children making a tower of identical blocks, naming them and noticing how high it is. Discussing that the blocks are "all the same shape" provides more foundations for the later-developing concept of congruence.
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Crash! Boom! [Same Shape Stacker]