14 smooth and tactile birch plywood discs, each cut out with a different shape inside to make a captivating set of shape sorting puzzles. The discs contain 7 geometric or mathematical shapes (circle, oval, semicircle, triangle, square, rectangle and hexagon) and 7 organic or environmental shapes (mushroom, star, keyhole, crown, cross, flower and heart). At 12mm thick, the shapes and discs are beautifully chunky and portable, ideal for small hands to hold and manipulate.
This is a versatile cross-curricular resource to support learning in a variety of ways: for matching, pairing and shape sorting, for recognising 2D shapes and their characteristics, to learn about symmetry and regular shapes, for looking at shape attributes and discussing the difference between mathematical and representational forms.
They are great for playing pairing and matching games and for encouraging the use of descriptive language. The shapes and discs can all be used for drawing round or tracing, and to identify and find similar shapes in the classroom environment or outdoors. They can be stacked and balanced to engage motor skills and hand-eye coordination, or as accessories in imaginative play.
Set includes a cotton drawstring storage bag and activity guide in 8 languages with details of 6 games to play.
Supports the following areas of learning:
• Maths – shape & space
• Physical Development – motor skills, hand-eye coordination
• Expressive Arts & Design – imaginative play
• Communication & Language – descriptive language
• Personal Development – collaborative play
Size: 12mm x 64mm dia.
Age: Suitable from 12 months.