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PlanToys Sort and Count Cups

The Sort and Count bowls are incredibly open-ended items. Toddlers have a natural desire to make sense of their world through order and color sorting helps them develop critical order and organization skills that will later lead to mathematics skills. 

  • Consider starting with 2-3 bowls and corresponding chips to introduce color sorting and add colors over time. 
  • Slowly demonstrate sorting chips into their corresponding bowls. 
  • Model stacking the bowls into a tower. 
  • Use the bowls to inspire a "color hunt." 
  • Pick one bowl at a time and invite your child to bring you all the things they can find that are that color. 
  • Allow your toddler the space and time to self-correct with their sorting - this activity lends itself to self-correction. 

Children's play should be monitored at all times. 

Skills developed: counting, color recognition, problem solving, and exact matching 

Parts included: 5 Brightly Colored Bowls, 25 Brightly Colored Discs, 1 Canvas Bag

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