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We all remember our favorite childhood toy or toys. Perhaps it was a telephone with googling eyes, or a toy vacuum so you could “help” with chores. We never realized that many of the toys we played with had some educational value as well. These shape sorters are a great toy to allow your child the opportunity to have fun while learning, and not even realize it! Each of these six shape sorters offers something a little different, but all are sure to engage, excite and entertain your little ones.
Green Toys Shape Sorter, Green/Blue is a basic, yet very effective toy to both entertain and educate your little one. It is made of 100% recycled plastic, so you can feel good about leaving less impact on the environment. Your child will love the bright colors and chunky pieces which make gripping and handling easier. If you want to wash this shape sorter and its pieces, it is completely dishwasher safe, which means it will also get sterilized along with washed. You child will learn shapes, colors and practice their hand-eye co-ordination skills. The price is very affordable for this durable, simple toy and it is safe for even babies to use since there are no small parts or sharp edges.
Recommended Ages: 6 months to 4 years
Melissa & Doug K Kids Take-Along Shape Sorter offers a double sided, multisensory experience for your child. The bag is not only a convenient place to stow away the shapes when not in use, but it also acts as the shape sorter itself. On the opposite side of the take-along bag there are crinkly flaps to lift and explore the colorful shapes and pictures beneath. Parents can use this as a way to play and bond with their child, as they play together. The bag is padded which means it is safe for you little one to use and the textured shapes won’t pose a choking hazard. This shape sorter is perfect for both at home and on the go. The price is reasonable and with the Melissa & Doug brand name, you can expect a quality educational toy.
Recommended Ages: 9 months +
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks are a fun way to introduce your child to the world of shapes and colors. The pieces are super easy to handle and manipulate, which reduces frustration for little ones just learning to use their grasping skills. This set comes with 10 different shapes, ranging in colors, to allow your child to develop hand-eye coordination, color recognition and shape sorting. The plastic pail holds the shapes and has a removable lid to retrieve them and start all over again! This basic, beginner set is extremely affordable and is a great starting point for your baby or toddler into the world of shape sorters.
Recommended Ages: 6 months to 3 years old
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