Wooden shape sorting cube teaches both colors and shapes, and even counting. Develops manual dexterity and gross motor skills. A total of 12 shapes, each with its own corresponding hole for the child to match and drop into the cube, rewarding baby with a sound each time the shape hits the bottom of the cube. This wooden shape sorting cube is such a versatile learning toy. Here are some additional features and benefits, to expand the scope of this classic wooden toy:
1. A building blocks toy: Your child can stack and build with the blocks. This helps with hand-eye coordination as well as logical thinking skills and motor skills.
2. Use the shapes as a sorting toy: As your child grows, you can have him/her sort the shapes by colors. You can even have them make patterns using the various colors. For example set out one red shape, followed by one yellow shape and have them make the pattern. Of course you can start any variations of color patterns and have your child complete the pattern.
3. A Counting Toy: help your child count the blocks one by one, until they reach 12. Soon enough your child will have learned to count to 12!
4. As the child places the shape in the corresponding hole, name the shape, to help with shape recognition. Once you think they have mastered the shape names, ask for a particular shape, and have your child pick the shape and hand it to you.
The Melissa & Doug Shape Sorter is surely a versatile and open-ended toy that will last from the time your child is a toddler all the way to preschool!
For ages 2 years and up