Yes, babies demonstrate the ability to notice shapes and process them in their minds.
So what? Well, research has shown that those infants who are better at spatial reasoning do better at math when they enter school.
So if you’ve wondered if your time spent pointing out shapes and colours to babies is well spent, this is very good news!
► Reference article: (Science Daily): Babies’ spatial reasoning predicts later math skills – https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160817131930.htm
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