32 pieces - approx. 4 x 4 cm per piece ($1.23/unit)
This simple puzzle is a great introduction to shape and color recognition for young children. There are 8 shapes to complete - using 4 pieces - with each shape a different color. A small legend is included featuring the shapes, to assist with completing each puzzle. The pieces are the perfect size for little hands, making this a fun learning activity that will help improve gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Every piece of wood used is slightly different in color, texture, and grain. The naturally occurring imperfections seen in the timber (e.g., knots, color changes, etc.) cannot be removed. These pieces of timber are cut on an engraver and will have slight burn marks on the edges on some sides.
An induction to Shapes. A great one-on-one game to help children settle and connect with their educator.
Set up as a quiet play area, encourage children to engage with each other in conversation. Ask open-ended questions to foster learning through play. Children will discover and learn about Shapes. Discuss the details, how many sides, colors, and sizes of the shapes.
Take the children outside to discuss their puzzle pieces, use the puzzles to evoke imaginative play, maybe they can find similar shapes in nature?
The visual memory involved and the identification of patterns and relationships and similarity and difference help children to learn about early representation and problem-solving. Matching and sorting activities can also develop fine motor skills. Cognitive development, critical thinking skills and helps children nurture their attention to detail.