I absolutely love educational toys. The kind that teaches important skills without making kids feel like it’s work. They’re always fun, never boring.
Young children have the ability to learn in several different ways and it never makes it feel tedious or forced when they’re playing with toys such as those created by Learning Resources.
One educational toy that gets an A+ from me is the Super Sorting Pie. It combines early learning math and color recognition using a super cute, fun and functional pie that’s sure to draw interest from all kids.
To be honest, I was just as drawn to this pie as any tot would be. You all know how much I love to bake and of course I also love to eat. Mmm…. pie! And it’s fat-free. hehee!
The versatility of this quality toy is great because kids not only learn counting, sorting and color recognition but when they’re done with the educational part, they can pretend play as if they are making and serving a delicious dessert.
The double-sided activity sorting discs fit nicely inside the bottom of the pies ‘crust’ and act as a guide to get your child started in sorting the rubber fruits by color, shape and or characteristics. Using one pair of tweezers, children pick up and drop the correct pieces into the pie. I love that the tweezers are large, allowing for good grasping and helps teach children coordination and fine motor skills. Of course this maneuver also helps develop hand and finger muscles that will later be used for beginners in writing skills.
Another great thing about this toy is that because it includes with two pairs of jumbo tweezers, if you have more than one child at home, they both can play together. Kids can share the task of taking turns putting the correct pieces in place, maybe based on the colors they like most or the shapes. Building the social skills of cooperation is important in early learning since they will be in a classroom setting later on.
The top ‘crust’ of the pie doubles as a lid for storage and a place to keep all fruits during active play. And when play is over, every piece, disk and tweezer fits perfectly inside the pie, even with the lid.
This fun pie almost looks yummy enough to eat, doesn’t it? hehee!
HOW DOES IT MEASURE UP?
The pie measures 8.75″ in diameter and weighs just 2.4 pounds. The fruit pieces vary in size and fit perfectly in small hands.
I really love and appreciate that the fruit is made of rubber rather than the cheap, dollar store, thin stuff I’ve seen in the past that after being squished beyond recognition gets tossed in the trash. These will last a long time!
The Super Sorting Pie retails for $27.99 and can be purchased directly from Learning Resources at www.learningresources.com. As well as other online retailers and specialty stores. Prices may vary per store.
This early learning toy is recommended for children ages 3 and up and grades PreK+. It does however pose as a choking hazard for young children under the age of 3 due to small parts. So supervision is suggested.
If you’re looking for a super fun, and affordable yet highly educational toy for your young child(ren), I highly recommend the Super Sorting Pie. It’s all kinds of fun ‘rolled up’ into one and made to last for years to come!
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