Ask your child to watch your finger as you draw a shape in the air. Start with something simple, like a circle. Can they guess what it is? Make it harder and draw more complicated shapes, like a heart or a star. Then have them take a turn drawing and you take a turn guessing.
See what your child is learning
Your child has to use self-control to focus only on your finger drawing in the air. Being able to use focus is critical to learning and staying motivated to reach a goal. Everyday use of shapes and symbols supports math skills too.