Children might not understand all the terms that we assume they understand, so it's important to use simple language until you are sure of your explanations. For example,
A line or shape that is horizontal is lying down.
vertical is standing up. diagonal is leaning.
receding or diminishing is getting smaller in the distance. A profile is the side of something or someone's face. A contour line goes all around the edge of something.
You can probably think of more simple ways to describe things, ideas, or projects.
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