There is new data available that shows children who have better developed spatial thinking skills will have an advantage in math.
What are spatial thinking skills, you may ask?
Spatial thinking is the knowledge of how shapes fit together to make recognizable objects.It involves geometry, problem solving and pattern predictions.
The data also suggests that offering younger children (toddlers) more opportunities to explore spatial thinking can help to develop this skill, and hopefully help with an understanding of math as they get older.
There are tons of ways to develop spatial thinking skills in a toddler. From jigsaw puzzles to follow the leader, there is an activity listed here that every toddler will love.
So get your summer spatial activities going with your little ones this summer!