Children like discovering patterns in their surroundings. Patterns help youngsters grasp change and the passage of time. Patterns are items that repeat logically, such as vertical stripes on a shirt. They can take the form of numbers, pictures, or forms. A pattern constructed of plastic animals, for example, can alternate between two and four legged creatures, or animals that swim and animals that fly.
Patterns assist children in making predictions because they learn to realize what will happen next. They also assist children in developing their ability to establish logical connections and apply thinking abilities. Patterns may be seen everywhere in our everyday lives, and they should be highlighted to young children.
Do not underestimate a child’s ability to learn in all academic disciplines, especially arithmetic. Toddlers can imitate patterns such as leaping to the left, then to the right, then to the left, and so on. They can see recurring patterns such as a block standing, a block laying flat, a block standing, a block lying flat, and so on. They learn to imitate basic repeating patterns like green, white, green, white, and so on. They will eventually be able to create their own basic patterns.
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