A flexible resource with great appeal, Sorting Stones offer the opportunity to explore colour, shape and pattern in a wide variety of contexts, including sand, water, and small world play, both indoors and outdoors.
Cast from a unique mix of resin and real stone, each durable stone measures 40–45mm and has a bug character engraved on one side. The colourful designs will not fade over time. Each set includes 20 stones, with five bug shapes – circle, square, rectangle, triangle, and hexagon – in four colours – red, blue, yellow, and green. Age 2+.
Louise Norwood, Head of The Oval Montessori Nursery –
“Getting practice with sorting at an early age is important for numerical concepts and grouping numbers and sets when they’re older. This type of thinking starts them on the path of applying logical thinking to objects, mathematical concepts and every day life in general. This lovely tactile set of stones leaves the child to choose whether to sort the insects by shape or colour.”
Sarah Vickery, Montgomery Primary School –
“The children loved the colours and the way they felt. They enjoyed the challenge of stacking them too. They were later added to our sand tray with a variety of small sorting dishes. They children really enjoyed digging for the different types of shapes, checking they had a full set of blue or green etc. They looked great in the sand with a hint of the vibrant colours poking through when hidden. I really enjoyed being able to set up the stones to be used for independent open ended maths learning tasks. The stones were also great for PSED learning as the children did negotiate sharing and chatted lots while playing.”