In this activity set we include six Montessaurus shaped blocks and a double-sided wooden board. This exercise is made of solid maple wood, finished with water-based, non-toxic, wood finish. This product gives children multiple opportunities for interaction. It also presents the user with several levels of advancement which are crucial for child development. The child will be interested in the uniqueness of shape as well as the three dimensional form of the imagery demonstrated through this natural puzzle.Teacher approved the Montessaurus Sizing Blocks with Board aims to develop visual discrimination of height and size, the ability to match a shape to its proper inlet, concentration and independence, and a sense of beauty for the material. This product works indirectly by helping the child to acquire fine motor skills, to give the child a tactile awareness of shape and a visual awareness of size, and the ability to draw comparisons. The control of error appears in visual and tactile differences.Board size is 7.5in x 17 in x 0.75in (19.05cm x 43.1cm x 1.9cm).
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