We had a very well worn yellow plastic box and
shapes from the 80's that got loved and chewed
on by all the kids and grandkids. I bought this before
I did any Montessori training just knew it had to be a
good thing for the babies to do...here's why:
Posting objects into boxes is a natural inclination for young children. This activity gives the child practice with hand-eye co-ordination as the shape is put through the hole. The shape is then easily retrieved from the front of the box to repeat the activity over and over. These boxes provide an infant with experiences of object permanence.
These materials provide a young toddler with experiences of fitting objects into holes, exploring the use of the hand and developing eye-hand coordination. Set of boxes cylinder, triangle, square, rectangle
cylinders of two sizes, a cube, a triangular prism and a rectangular prism.
Montessori Concepts Imbucare Boxes
Other shape sorters:
Brio Shape sorter (shiny!)
Plan Toys Box Sorter
Tag Toys Maple Sorter
Tag Toys Shape sorter with lids and mirror
(a great deal and space saver)