Form Sorter – Basic Shapes Puzzle makes an ideal first puzzle. Additionally, it is an essential assessment tool for early childhood educators. Three easy to grasp, chunky shapes introduce basic shapes and primary colors. At 1 3/8″ thick, the shapes invite block play. Through this process, the child learns to identify a shape by feel as well as sight. That helps when matching a solid shape to its outline on a board.
The most valuable feature of this puzzle, however, is that each shape fits only in its proper space on the puzzle board. That’s important for toddlers comparing shapes and working to figure out which shape goes where. If the circle fits inside the square, then where does the square go? That’s too much for most toddlers to figure out. And so a rewarding experience becomes a disaster. Measures 11 3/4″L x 4 3/4 “W x 2″H.