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Plan Toy Shape and Sort It Out
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- Ideal for recognition of colors and shapes
- Development Of HandEye Coordination
- Great Size For Little Hands
- The Box Serves As Storage For The Blocks
- This Toy Is Made From All Natural Organic Recycled Rubber Wood
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- The shape-sorter features three basic shapes - a circle, triangle and square and also includes 6 shapes in primary colors for sorting.
- Sorting shapes develops hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and color recognition ability.
- Children also learn to solve problems through trial and error.
Top Customer Reviews
This toy is very solidly built. The blocks are solid wood, the box is sturdy, and the lid fits perfectly on top. It doesn't lock or clip or lock in, there's no hinge. It's a piece of wood that rests on top of the box, and that makes it very easy for the child to remove it and pull the blocks out so they can start sorting all over again. I can't speak for other parents or their kids, but mine loves to upend the box and dump everything out, lid and all. He wouldn't be able to have that fun if the lid locked into place, and i'm glad i don't have to be involved in liberating the blocks every time he's put them all into the box.
(And for anyone who doesn't know much about the Plan Toy company, my favorite thing about them is that they use food-grade dyes for their products, so you never have to worry about your child ingesting toxic chemicals by chewing on them. They also source renewable wood and engage in a variety of other eco-friendly policies.)
This toy good for Montessori-style learning, because it has the natural control of error.
This toy is simple, but good quality, and my daughter loves it.
The lid is not attached, like some, but that's fine. We play with it togther and she has almost as much fun matching the lid to the box!
Before purchasing I had read a review that pointed out that this a fool proof design in that the shapes will only fit into the right spot. We have found that to be true.
After receiving this sorter, my daughter mastered the round spot quickly and is very good at the other shapes as well. There are two of each shape, so your child can reinforce what they learn when they hit the right spot by putting the same shape in again right away. The lid fits nicely, resting in a groove. It is slightly weighty so it works well and is easy to remove and replace.
I love that this toy is non-toxic with safer rounded edges. Wood toys can be less toxic but a potential hard surface to fall on, so rounded edges show that someone put thought and care into the design.
The wood is a beautiful, matte finish. It feels good in your hands. The colors are rich, and engaging for my child. I don't think you can go wrong with this one!
Update: As my child grew older, she did some of their first stacking with these blocks. The matte finish gives them some grip so they are not as difficult as the Baby's First Blocks by Haba (which I also recommend).
This toy was a great option for my son. It's a sturdy, solid toy, which is made of wood and which has a pleasing sound and texture. You (or the child) can remove the lid easily so that the toy changes from shape sorter to dump them out, put them back in, which my toddler loves. I read some reviews in which parents were upset that their children could change the game and that they learned the lazy way out. But I think having this ability to change it up gave my son a feeling of control, satisfied his toddler-length attention span and made him love the toy more. There were days (or moments) when he would ignore the shape-sorting aspect, and there were other days (or moments) when he'd get the cylinders and cubes (circles and squares) in and then go for the triangular pyramids.
Finally I love that there are two of each kind of shape. They really help to reinforce the hand/eye coordination and matching that he has just learned.
Now that he's eighteen months old, I might try to get out the more complex shape sorter to see what he thinks of it, but something tells me that this one will win out. It's great!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For now she loves all the pieces separately, but has not figured out how to play :DPublished 1 day ago by PPoppy
Nicely crafted simple wooden shape sorter. Sturdy with smooth finish. Removable top is a plus. Would recommend.Published 3 months ago by RN Mom
Our boy LOVES this toy. At first (11 months) he loved to take the lid off and lift the pieces out of the box. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike
Smaller than expected but we love it. Very nicely made and looks great in the house.
It has a square, circle and triangle so it's very simple. Read more
The toddler likes it. The little handles are perfect for little hands.Published 5 months ago by Susie 59
My son LOVES this shape sorted, unlike others that you have to flip over to find the shape. This gives him all of the options right in front of him so he can try to put them in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by VRD
Like it very much, would have been 5 stars if the bottom of the box was solid wood.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer