Spatial relationships refer to the way objects are positioned in space. Children use their ability to recognize and understand spatial relationships as they interact with their surroundings and also when they look at objects on paper. The ability to recognize and understand spatial relationships helps them understand whether objects are near or far, on the left or right, or over/under other objects. This skill is needed to learn to read, write, count, and think about numbers. Children with problems in this area may find it hard to find their way from one place to another, or write intelligibly, or do math.
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