# Preschool and Toddler Color Sorting Set with Sorting Bowls and Animal Counters and Dice - Learning Game

## Curious Minds Busy Bags

\$ 14.00

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Color recognition is an important part of early childhood development and is often used in development milestone screening. Discerning between colors are one of the first ways that toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children begin to categorize and describe what they see in their world. Noticing subtle attributes, such as color or shape, is a building block to reading and math. For example, when your child notices the similarities and differences in shapes, such as a square and a rectangle, they using the same skills needed to recognize the differences between letters, number and symbols.

This activity aids in recognizing 6 common colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) by offering several objects in 6 colors and 6 large color sorting bowls. The bowls are very large (6" diameter and 1" tall) You can use these bowls to explore other colorful objects within your home. You could also use the color manipulatives to create simple patterns!

Bowls with 72 farm animal counters in 6 colors.  Counters are about 1.5" long. (Cow is 1.75" long x 1" wide, Duck is 1.25" long and .75" wide)

1. This set also comes with a pair of jumbo tongs.  Chunky tong - 4.75" x 2" (colors vary)
2. This set also includes 3 dice to build on counting skills along with color recognition.  These dice turn this sorting set into a fun learning game.

1.  Included is a color die with all 6 colors.  You can have the child roll the die and have them find that color and place it in the tray.

2. A standard 6 number die is included to practice counting.  You can roll the die and place that number of animals in the tray.  Roll and continue until all the animals are sorted.

3. A die that is marked with + and - is included to start learning about adding and taking away.  You can use this along with the number or color dice to play games such as "add 2 red" or "take away 1 blue"

What they are learning WHILE having fun:
- Hand/Eye coordination - Being able to drop objects into the bowls
- Color recognition – Kids need to recognize the differences in the colors in order to place them in the correct bowl.
- Fine motor - Practicing using fine motor pincer grasp in order to manipulate and pick up and connect the shapes. Builds hand muscles and dexterity which are essential for a proper pencil grasp.