Recognizing shapes is the basic foundation of geometry skills. Being able to draw shapes helps children develop fine motor skills and also learn the basic strokes used in letter formation. Recognizing and creating patterns is a key math skill. Exploring patterns gives children lots of practice with visual discrimination and with colors and shapes. Topics covered: • Identifying shapes; • Understanding patterns; • Problem solving. 80 pages. How to use this product: Keep On Going! • Challenge your child to find certain shapes around them; for instance, wheels, clocks and lights on a stop light are all circles. • Cut colored paper into different shapes and have your child paste them onto a larger sheet of paper to make a shape collage.