After your kid masters recognizing basic shapes, introduce eight 3-D shapes (including cube, pyramid, and sphere) to continue her learning.

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Learning shapes is part of your child's intellectual and educational development; by identifying and comparing different objects, kids learn how things in the world relate to or fit each other. Also, learning to recognize three-dimensional counterparts of flat 2-D shapes (such as squares, triangles, and circles) will help your child conceptualize a dynamic world with more depth (width in addition to length and height).

The curves and edges of various shapes will even help lay the foundation for discerning between different colors and letters, and for understanding geometry later on in life. Get your child started by downloading these printable 3-D shapes flash cards.

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