Materials: Blocks, stackable objects, books, and assorted toys.
Tell your child that you will practice making patterns by building. Patterns are repeated designs. You can make a pattern of blocks by repeating colors, size, or shapes.
Make a simple pattern using the items you chose with your child. Have your child help you repeat the pattern by adding the next item. You might make a pattern by color, using red and yellow blocks. If the pattern is red-yellow-red-yellow, the next color would be red. Help your child repeat the pattern correctly.
Have your child make a simple pattern for you to follow. They can stack them side-by-side or one on top of the other. Repeat the pattern with your child’s help.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Start with simple patterns that your child might recognize. Colors and shapes are easier for younger children.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
Make harder patterns by using other designs. Instead of a pattern with just colors, you might have one that is both colors and size.