Intuitive Mover: Foundations

Explores the size and shape of objects by observing them as they move in space, using trial and error to discover how they fit into space, and eventually predicting what will fit inside a space without attempting all possible solutions. Such skills will eventually support future spatial visualization. 


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Other Examples:

  • A toddler plays with pattern blocks, moving them around in various ways to fit together in interesting ways. 

Help your student become a(n) Intuitive Mover: Foundations

Manipulation of a wide variety of (safe) objects and containers, water play in rich environments provide children the strongest experience foundation for understanding spatial relationships. Describing children's actions with spatial words enhances these experiences.

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.