Current Focus – Different Sizes and Dimensions

Infants exploring sizes and dimensions

C5 infants are working with classroom materials that are presented in many different sizes and dimensions.  They work with 12″ egg shakers, classroom-long rolls of paper, and cardboard boxes that come in small, medium, large, and humongous!  Infants begin to get a sense of their body, and its proportions, by comparing themselves to objects all around them.  Holding a small box in his/her hands while sitting in a large box challenges the infant to begin understanding that their environment is ever-changing, that some items are too big to hold in one’s hand, and that materials have a front, back, top, and bottom.  Combined with the teacher’s use of appropriate language (e.g “larger”), these infants are being exposed to early mathematics concepts.  Learn more about our Infant Program.