PLAYFUL PATTERNS Heirloom Edition

An early childhood pre-math and pre-reading learning center in an heirloom wooden box, made of durable eco-friendly materials. Logic and spatial thinking will blossom with the 132 wooden geometric shapes and 34 progressively challenging designs. Match the design cards or create your own open-ended patterns and images. Box can double... Read More

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An early childhood pre-math and pre-reading learning center in an heirloom wooden box, made of durable eco-friendly materials. Logic and spatial thinking will blossom with the 132 wooden geometric shapes and 34 progressively challenging designs. Match the design cards or create your own open-ended patterns and images. Box can double as self-contained work space. More activities included. Box and shapes made of beech wood and water-based paints. Labels and pattern cards printed with soy based inks. 132 shapes, 20 two-sided cards, 15.5 x 7.8 x 2” storage box. Pattern cards and instructions trilingual (English, French, Spanish). dt exclusive.

DT’s Eco-Friendly product collection contributes to conservation & preservation of our natural environments. Each of these products is:

  • Made of wood sourced from sustainable forests
  • Produced by factories employing eco-friendly practices
  • Decorated with water-based paints
  • Packed with materials printed with soy-based inks

from 4 years+

Benefits

  • The patterns are intentionally left white, allowing children to use their own imagination and choose their own colors.
  • Card #1 introduces all the shapes. Children learn size relativity as well as different types of triangles.
  • The next several cards demonstrate how halves and parts combine to form wholes.
  • Designs 8-16 display simple, recognizable images with each shape outlined for children to find and match. This is like guided puzzle play.
  • Card #13 with the fish features a special “shaded” shape where a piece can be placed on top of the first layer to create another dimension. This can be done where any shaded shapes appear, or wherever else children desire.
  • Designs 17-26 are more challenging images. The individual shapes are not outlined, so children must find the correct fit. There is usually more than one combination of shapes to complete the images.
  • Promotes School Readiness:
  • Primary Colors
  • Basic Shapes
  • Count & Sort
  • Basic Puzzle Play
  • Fine Motor
  • Progressive Learning
  • Visual Perception
  • Spatial Relationships
  • Problem-Solving
  • Pre-Math & Pre-Reading
  • Creative Expression
  • Positional Concepts: Next To, Near, Opposite, Middle, Edges

Awards

  • Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toys
  • Dr. Toy's Best Green Products
  • Family Choice Award
  • Scholastic Parent & Child – Teacher’s Picks Award

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