This exquisite set of sculptures cry out to be touched, held, and enjoyed. Their tactile nature is an invitation to sensory play; the mixture of shapes and textures gives good feedback to touch, as does the weighty feel, as the forms are made of a stone composite. Ideal to enrich sensory experiences, these calming sculptures fit snugly and reassuringly in a child’s hand. They are durable enough to be played with outside, including in sand, soil, mud, and water. They can be sorted and classified by different attributes, including colour, shape, and texture, leading to valuable discussion and vocabulary development. Comparisons with their real-life counterparts can lead to work on habitats, whether they are a safe food source and, if so, for who or what. This can lead to expeditions to find them in your local environment or shop and attempts to grow the edible ones in your setting for salads or soups.
The set consists of eight fruits of nature: acorn, squash, raspberry, blueberry, mushroom, pine cone, apple, and pear (max height and width of 50mm). Age 3+.