Stacking Wooden Animal Blocks - Pattern Matching Children's learning toy - Montessori Preschool Kindergarten toy

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$ 20.00 

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This Montessori learning activity focuses on stacking, building and balancing wooden blocks. Kids practice their fine motor skills by using the child-safe wooden blocks to stack the animal blocks according to the pattern cards, simply select a pattern card and use the blocks to recreate the image! Younger children can build flat on the table, and older children can stack and balance the blocks into the designs.

What is Included:
- 7 child safe beech wood animal blocks painted with non toxic, water based stain.
- 10 double-sided (20 designs total) laminated cards professionally printed on 100# cardstock and laminated with 5 mil lamination. The cards are classroom tough. Cards are 2.6"x 2.5".

Dimensions:
Penguin: 1.25" x .75"
Frilled Lizard: 1.25" x 1"
Hedgehog: 1.3" x 1.2"
Snake: 2.8" x .4"
Toucan: 1.4" x 1.25"
Sheep: 1.75" x 1.4"
Monkey: 1.75" x 1"
Cards are 2.6"x 2.5"

Matching Skill - Visual Discrimination:
This activity focuses on preschool matching and stacking. This building activity requires children problem solve by looking at distinctive attributes such as block color and position. Children need to focus on the direction the blocks are facing and they need to start with the bottom blocks and build up.

What they are learning while having fun
- Matching objects to pictures encourages one-to-one correspondence (basic math skill) and visual discrimination.
- Fine motor precision is needed for to let go of the blocks gently without tipping it over.
- Observing and comparing small details to match correctly. Comparing involves identifying similarities and differences among objects!
- Children gain experience with one-dimensional print, and learning to connect real objects to print.

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