Wooden Sorting Bowl
Wooden Sorting Bowl
Wooden Sorting Bowl
Wooden Sorting Bowl
Wooden Sorting Bowl
Wooden Sorting Bowl
Wooden Sorting Bowl
Wooden Sorting Bowl

Wooden Sorting Bowl

Happy Little People

Regular price $34.95 Bundle & Save

Okay, this is no Sorting Hat, BUT your little one will naturally enjoy the everyday magic of sorting objects by colour, size or type using this four section tamarind fruit shaped Wooden Sorting Bowl! The perfect playroom staple for ages 18 months plus. 

Optional extra: Set of 49 x 3.5cm Felt Balls by Papoose. 7 gorgeous, earthy colours. A wonderful open-ended felt toy, ideal for counting, sorting and so much more! Recommended for ages 3+, under active supervision as all times.


Product Details

Sorting Bowl:

  • Made from Suar wood
  • Finished with food safe oil
  • 4 compartments
  • Measures 43 x 4 x 17cm
Benefits for Baby 

Classification or "sorting" is a fundamental pre-numbers learning concept that helps your little one learn about the world around them. Separating things into distinct groups, like colours or objects, teaches your baby about the things they are counting before they actually know how to count them. 

Sample Activity: 

Age: 18 Months + 

Benefits:  Classification, Sorting, Colour Recognition

Activity: Using the Tamarind Sorting Bowl, place one of each coloured felt ball  into each compartment, as a guide for your little one. (We've used the Papoose Mini Felt Balls 3.5cm, but you could use anything you have on hand—even your baby's favourite food, such as sultanas). Then help and encourage them to sort the rest of the balls into the corresponding compartments.

When the wrong coloured felt ball about to be placed into the compartment you could respond by saying “oh no, let's try again!”. Give a big clap when all the balls have been sorted!

We can extend this activity, with a focus on numeracy. It’s invaluable for your little one's future learning if they can begin to grasp from an early age that numbers indicate quantity and thus have a magnitude. The best way to do this is by using simple, three-dimensional objects that your baby can move and manipulate. You could mix up the following in a bowl: one yellow ball, two green balls, three blue balls, and four white balls, and get your little one to sort them into the tray. Once all the balls have been sorted by colour, you could then count them out loud "One, two, three, four white balls!"   

Early Years Learning Framework: Outcome 5: Children are Effective Communicators: Children begin to sort, categorise, order and compare collections and events and attributes of objects and materials, in their social and natural worlds.


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