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Heir + Loom Shape Cylinder

This classic developmental toy is designed with 4 distinct 3D shapes: sphere, triangular prism, cube, and rectangular prism. The shapes are designed so that the child has practice matching 3D shapes into the corresponding 2D holes: circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. 

  • Consider presenting your child with only the blocks meant for the top side first: the sphere and cube. Build complexity by adding the other shapes as your child has some successes with the first two. 
  • Model this work for your child by tracing the edges of the shape and then the edges of the hole. 
  • When all the shapes have fallen through, demonstrate opening and closing the gate, which allows for retrieval of the shapes. 
  • Describe the shapes using their correct terminology. 

Children's play should be monitored at all times. 

Skills developed: shape recognition, exact matching, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills 

Parts included: 1 Shape Cylinder, 1 Wooden Sphere, 1 Wooden Cube, 1 Wooden Rectangular Prism, 1 Wooden Triangular Prism

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