Who knew that the simple act of painting at the Art Easel prepares a child for learning math--in addition to Algebra (See Post 4/27/09) they are learning Geometry concepts. According to the state Early Learning Standards when children draw or paint a vertical and horizontal line, a cross or circles, squares, triangles and rectangles--they are learning the foundations of Geometry. So the typical young artist's picture of a house and sun are so much more...the circle in the sun, the triangle of the roof, the square of the windows and the rectangle of the house and door and the intersecting lines of the window panes are all Geometric shapes--Preschool Geometry.
See what else children learn when they play at the Art Easel. htttp://www.adventurouschild.com/art-easel.php