Four Squares More Squares® from Learning Without Tears (LWT) brings geometry to life in the Pre-K classroom. The colorful, chunky Big Pieces appeal to children. They invite handling, arranging, and rearranging. They also stretch children’s spatial awareness. The single square Little Pieces expand the fun and make the activities accessible to this age group. The product grows with the child as the skills advance from counting and matching to patterns, graphing, and beyond! Blocks include special feature for ease of use:
6 Colors: Red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple make for easy sorting.
Scoring: Lines on each Big Piece show the 4 single squares. An “X” on one side of each Little Piece distinguishes front and back for easy counting and placement on the boards
Age: Grade Level PreK
What's In The Box
24 Big Pieces: Shapes made up of 4 squares; Each shape has its own color(s).
60 Little Pieces: Single squares; 10 of each color provide variety.
12 double-sided boards: Laminated Pattern Boards are the background for making rectangles, squares, and steps. The square and rectangular boards have two sides: the puzzle side with outlines for specific pieces, and the plain side for free arrangement of shapes
16-page activity booklet: Get started using the 10 activities in this booklet. Create your own activities and let the children teach you theirs.
How To Use It:
Children sort and sequence to fit puzzle pieces onto 24 different patterns. The Explore section of each activity allows children to manipulate the shapes freely as a teacher asks guiding questions. They build oral language skills as they talk about what they are doing with the shapes. They also develop stronger spatial awareness (geometry) and social/emotional skills as they experience concepts through cooperative play.