What makes Peekaboo Lock Boxes so appealing? A transparent acrylic window opposite the door invites “sneaking a peek.” Each box features a different lock. Unlock each one to explore what’s behind the door. Retrieve the easy-to-grasp, chunky geometric shapes, then match shapes to boxes, dropping each shape through the cut-out in the top of its box. When play concludes, boxes fit securely on a storage tray. Each lock box measures 4 1/4″ square.
How Peekaboo Lock Boxes Build Problem Solving Skills
Color coded tray, matching doors, windows, and shapes. All these support what young children are learning about colors and shapes. Six different locks, on the other hand, present new challenges. Learning to open and close fasteners can be frustrating. In the beginning, children may need our encouragement. Perhaps even a suggestion or two. What they most need from us, however, is the freedom to experiment and discover. With patience and persistence, most children figure out what to do. On their own. That’s how they learn to solve problems. It’s also how they build self-confidence. And improve their eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.