Well I have to give Mr Maker some credit...he got my son interested in shapes! You can look for shapes anywhere and make it a part of so many activities that it's a great thing for the wee man to have learnt. He has started pointing them out to me when we are out and about which makes us both rather pleased with ourselves. He knew of circle for a while and this probably has to do with the fact that it is the easiest to draw. Then there was a heart and star which were usually referenced in songs or books. With his language development it seems shape recognition has come as well and I was so pleased when about a month ago he was able to distinguish between, the circle, square, rectangle and triangle, Mr Maker's shapes. Usually if you ask him he can think of them without any references...unless of course you want to make a video of it for your blog!