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Recommended Hands-on Sensorial Materials & Activities
"My son loved these! We also used them in the bathtub!"--Lisa Nolan Montessori
From the Manufacturer
"With the Shape and Color Sorter, young learners will be drawn to the motor challenge of stacking
Melissa & Doug Shapes Sound Puzzle for ages 24 months and up
"Pros: Sturdy plastic parts (tested by my 3 yr old) have fallen on the floor, off the table, been dropped onto tile, etc... and held up well. A variety of ways to sort the fruit using the assorted paper disks in the bottom of the pie sections: colors, fruit type, number of items, shapes. Tweezers provide great fine motor practice for developing handwriting skills. Social skills practice by learning to take turns together. Can be used for dramatic play (every time we were done playing the "game" DD would rush the pie off to her play kitchen to "bake" it in her oven.) I've also borrowed some of the produce pieces to use in a garden themed sensory bin at home...