Our collection of shells has come back into vogue this past week, maybe as it was on the breakfast table and Immy has enjoyed looking at and sorting through the shells as I prepare breakfast. There has been lots of matching, grouping, and talking about shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. We keep our shells in a plastic sorting box and use the wooden tray as a defined space for playing with and talking about them. Collections such as shells or gemstones are a fantastic way of introducing young children to mathematical concepts like sorting, pairing, matching, grouping and size seriation.
Do you have a collection which your child likes to play with? What have you been playing this week?
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