I got E some pattern blocks last week, thinking that they would be too hard for her. But I had a gift card and needed to use it, so I got them anyways. Boy, did she surprise me! I'm so glad I got the regular set instead of the toddler set - she loves them and has worked with them every day since I put them on her shelf.
First we did a little shape review. She remembered square and triangle. The hexagon she thought was an octagon. I introduced her to the trapezoid, and I even had to look up the rhombus (diamond shape) because I had forgotten what it was called.
I worked with her on a board or two and then left her to it!
Confessions of a Homeschooler. E was interested and wanted one. After a while, I looked over and saw this: