How do you introduce oval to kindergarten?

Once your kindergarten student understands and can identify the shape of a circle, they are ready to learn about ovals.  Show how an oval is a stretched-out circle with two long sides and two short sides. There are many examples of ovals that your child will recognize such as a whole egg or an oval shaped. Show your child the oval flash card and ask them to trace the shape with their finger. Explain the differences between the circle and oval shapes and ask them to draw their own circles and ovals. Practice shape recognition daily and review the shapes that your child has already learned to boost their confidence. Give lots of positive reinforcement and praise as your work together on these concepts. 

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