Dear Mommies, have you ever watched your young child naturally sort objects?
Sorting activities often appeal to children and many will naturally sort according to qualities and characteristics they visually notice without ever being taught.
Children have a natural desire to make sense of their world. A world that often feels out of control to them.
So, it makes perfect sense that preschoolers are naturally drawn to sorting activities. They make matches and categorize as a means to bring organization to what they know. As children learn to identify colors and shapes, they can sort and classify objects in around them based on these attributes.
By sorting, children understand that things are alike and different as well as that they can belong and be organized into certain groups. Getting practice with sorting at an early age is important for numerical concepts and grouping numbers and sets when they're older. This type of thinking starts them on the path of applying logical thinking to objects, mathematical concepts and every day life in general. Studies have even been shown that kids who are used to comparing and contrasting do better in mathematics later on.
1) Stack & Roll Cups Toy
2) Pull-Along Block Cart
Your baby can shake, stack, sort, and keep playtime rolling with the Fisher-Price® Pull-Along Activity Blocks. Each of the 9 chunky blocks features colorful, textured artwork of familiar objects, shapes and letters, as well as a number to help tiny match-makers sort the blocks into their corresponding spots in the cart.
For more exciting sit-at play, your baby can shake the rattle block to see the colorful beads rattle around inside. When your toddler is ready to walk, they can take the whole stacking party to-go by pulling the wagon along! Where development comes into play™ Fine Motor Skills: Grasping and stacking the blocks helps strengthen your baby's dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
Gross Motor Skills: Little muscles get a big workout as your toddler pulls the wagon along as they walk here, there, and everywhere. Sensory: Each of the blocks has different colors and textures to excite and delight your baby's developing visual and tactile senses.
Pull-along toy wagon with colorful activity blocks for stacking, sorting, and sensory discovery
9 chunky, colorful blocks textured with numbers, letters, and shapes. 1 block features colorful rattle beads inside.
Cart has string for toddlers to pull as they walk, as well as for take-along play
Helps introduce colors, shapes, and numbers as your baby sorts the blocks into their spot in the wagon
For babies ages 6 months and older
3) Baby's First Blocks
4) Butterfly Shape Sorter
This fun butterfly friend comes with six colorful shapes for fill-and-spill and sorting fun! Even the youngest baby can remove the top for put-and-take play. As baby grows, fitting blocks through the openings on the shape sorter lid helps her develop important fine motor skills like finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
And it’s so much fun to dump the blocks out and start all over again. It’s even a fun way to introduce baby to shapes and colors!
Six colorful shapes that are easy for baby to grasp and sort
Fitting blocks through the openings and matching block shapes help develop thinking and problem-solving skills – as well as fine motor skills
Offers fill & spill play for younger babies!
Introduces baby to shapes and colors
5) Giant Rock-A-Stack
The Fisher-Price® Rock-a-Stack® toy is classic, colorful fun for your little one! Younger babies will love grasping, holding, shaking and exploring the five colorful rings. The littlest ring has a shiny, reflective surface for baby to discover insidewith colorful, swirling beads that make fun rattle sounds!
When they're ready to sit and stack, babies can place the rings on the post, then bat at the wobbly base to make it rock back and forth. Stacking helps them develop hand-eye coordination and introduces them to the concept of relative size as they learn to sort and stack from biggest to smallest!
Stacking toy for babies with 5 colorful rings to grasp, shake, and stack
Bat-at rocker base
Top ring has shiny surface with rattling beads inside