Baby/New Mom

Toy Tuesday: Organic & Wooden Baby Shape Sorters

December 18, 2012

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Sorting shapes is a fun and challenging developmental activity for your child. It is baby’s first puzzle as she learns to fit each shape through it’s proper match on the container. This type of play has many benefits including hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills and development of fine motor skills as she grasps onto the blocks. An idea for infant play with a shape sorter can include laying out all of the blocks on the floor and letting baby explore each of them while you tell her the names/colors of each. When she is a bit older she can then begin sorting them through their fitting holes.

Some non-toxic and organic options for shape sorters are the following:
*A shape sorter, a puzzle, real rolling wheels, and 8 chunky wooden play pieces, there are so many ways to play with this Earth-friendly shape-sorter toy!
*Fit the play pieces through the shape sorter holes, put the puzzle pieces in the shaped wells at the top, rotate the driver from one character to another
*Discover all the different passengers in the windows, and use the real rolling wheels to move it
*Made with wood from sustainable forests, recycled materials and eco-friendly inks
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Wonderworld Natural Shape Sorter

*Wood is stained from natural botanical extracts
*Made from rubber wood harvested from a replenishable source, strictly using non-toxic paints, dyes and lacquers and formaldehyde free glue; packaging is made from at least 70% recycled paper
*Paints extracted from natural botanical sources such as flowers and leaves
For more information or to purchase click here.                                                       

Hape 1-2-3 Shape Sorter

*Drop the three shapes into the holes of the sorter then roll it on its way
*Great educational value
*Colorful update of a classic toddler toy
*Hape toy finishes are all non-toxic, child safe, and of the highest quality
*All products comply with EN71 and ASTM quality standards
*Wood used comes from FSC managed forests
For more information or to purchase click here.

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  • Reply educatewithtoys December 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Great toys! These shape sorters are amazing for fine motor skills and when it’s organic it makes it even better!

  • Reply Peace Love Organic Mommy January 4, 2013 at 1:43 am


  • Reply Susan November 15, 2013 at 2:44 am

    These all look great, but I’m having a difficult time finding a shape sorter for my 10-month-old that doesn’t have small parts that he could choke on. Do these shapes fit inside a toilet paper roll, or are they bigger than that? Thanks so much!

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