Shape sorting toys are a classic Montessori toy that can help children develop essential cognitive and motor skills. These toys usually consist of a box with various holes of different shapes and several wooden or plastic pieces with matching shapes that fit into the holes.
As children play with shape sorting toys, they learn to identify and match shapes, improve their hand-eye coordination, and develop their problem-solving skills. By figuring out which shape fits into which hole, children also learn to recognize patterns and develop their spatial awareness.
Shape sorting toys promote independent play and allow children to learn at their own pace. As they explore and experiment with the toy, they gain a sense of accomplishment and confidence in their abilities.
Shape sorting toys are an excellent Montessori toy that engages children's senses, fosters their curiosity, and supports their cognitive and motor development in a fun and playful way.