Recognizing that two objects are similar in some respects but different in others is an important ability for children to develop as they begin to interact with the world around them. This activity reinforces that learning by showing common, everyday objects that be described by both their similarities and their differences. The set includes 6 cards that are printed on both sides, for a total of 12 exercises. Each card shows four images, three of which are the same, while the other one is similar but slightly different in some way. The difference can be fairly obvious or quite subtle. For example, one card shows four white cars; three are the same model, one is a different model. Another card shows four images of the same flower, but in one of them a single leaf has been removed. An excellent exercise for developing language and starting dialogue about paying attention to the things around us and how we describe them. Each card measures 21.5 cm (about 8.5") square, and is printed on heavy cardstock.
3 yrs +