This is a great introduction to Tangrams for children. Mr 3 is able to match most of the first 10 shapes. Miss 7 can do most of the book independently. We can keep coming back to the book and Tangrams.
I have used ordinary Tangram sets with school-aged kids I see for Occupational Therapy. Most Tangram sets come with pictures that can be built with Tangram shapes.
Tangrams are helpful for encouraging the development of visual perceptual skills, especially
* figure ground (the ability to see an object or form when presented in a complex background with a lot of visual information at one time),
* visual discrimination (is the foundation for where an object or shape is classified according to colour, form, pattern, size or position) and
* position in space (relates to understanding directional language concepts, such as in/out, up/down, in front of/behind/between, left/right, when relating to objects or shapes such as letters).
Read more about visual perceptual skills here.
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