Spatial thinking topological is the understanding of how shapes fit together to make similarity objects of any design.
It includes math, problem solving and pattern guesses. It also offering younger children further opportunities to discover spatial thinking and to develop their skills and understanding of math as they getting more mature. There are many ways to develop spatial thinking skills in a preschool. The two activities that I want to do in my classroom to help develop topological thinking abilities are the Big Shape Match and the Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats. The first activity that I want to do in my classroom to help develop topological thinking is the Big Shape Match.
I will roll out a large piece of craft paper and I will tape it on the table. Next, I will bring a collection of a different shapes of blocks. After I will trace all the shapes on the Kraft paper. I will trace all the shapes with a black marker on the big craft paper. After the kids can play with it by trying to match the wooden blocks to their shape. When they finish with the activity they have to color the shapes in a color they like. Making this Big Shape Match is a perfect math activity example for my students. I love this activity they could play it and in the meantime, they learn about all the shapes.
The second activity that I want to do in my classroom to help develop topological thinking abilities is the Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats. For this activity, students will love to play with play dough and be creative with letters and play dough. Play dough is physical, entertaining, enjoyable and great for early developmental play. Play dough mats are a good tool to use with my students to work on many learning skills and help to develop their fine motor skills. This activity involves using play dough to create letters of the alphabet, I will print for them papers with different letters with capital and lowercase letters A to Z. In this activity, students have to match pictures to with the correct letter by using play dough. This activity provides the opportunity for my students to roll out play dough to form each letter.
Also, they can create the pictures with play dough shown on the play dough mat, for example, create an orange, apple, or ball. Students can learn from this activity, identifying and sounding out letters while developing fine motor skills while rolling, squeezing and balling up the dough.