Shape sorter toys are great parents toys. They are ideal for younger toddlers. They help toddlers develop shape and color recognition and hand-eye coordination.
Shape sorter toys have holes of different shapes and pieces that fit correctly into their respective holes. Kids have to categorize these pieces according to their shapes.
You may wonder what is the educational value of these toys?
Shape sorter toys help kids recognize the difference between different shapes. They can also enhance kids problem-solving skills in sorting out the shapes and looking for the appropriate hole. Kids also learn about colors and to name the shapes (oval, triangle, etc).
You can easily find a wide range of shape sorter toys at any department store. And toddlers usually find shape sorter toys very entertaining!
A shape sorter toy that we recommend is the Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube (ages 2 and up). This shape sorter toy helps children build early shape, color and size differential skills. And like most Melissa & Doug toys, it is safe and high quality. Younger children usually thoroughly enjoy this classic toy. Don't hesitate to play with the toy with your younger toddler in order to help him select the right hole.
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