Shape Sorting Toy
Learn classification skills by stacking soft rubber shapes on wooden pegs
With the Shape and Color Sorter, young learners will be drawn to the motor challenge of stacking soft rubber shapes on wooden pegs, and sorting them by shape, color, or texture. And so begin the classification skills that continue to build in subtlety and complexity for as long as learning lasts. Why are sorting toys (and a good variety) such an asset to a child's play environment? Because only after children younger than 5 years old master sorting along a single characteristic, such as color, can they begin to build an understanding of subclasses. One challenge for parents is keeping the sorting toys separated, so that a toy muddle doesn't overwhelm the impulse to sort. The set is ideal for keeping children occupied at restaurants or at meetings. A child can accidentally or intentionally drop the soft pieces from table height, and oh so quietly will they greet the floor.