Wooden Fruit Sorting Set
Another OT favourite with so many learning opportunities throughout different stages of development. Brightly coloured fruit pieces in a wooden sorting tray with different dividers. Sorting cards that fit into the sorting tray, wooden numbers 0-9. Bowl and store away in the bag. Wooden tweezers and a spoon makes for a game that kids will play without even knowing they are learning.
Why we like this:
- A variety of fine motor tools (tweezers and spoon) are included for fine motor development, but don’t forget the pincer grip is best for picking up the fruit.
- The wooden fruit are brightly coloured and looks amazingly real. This can also be included in imaginary play.
- As a beginner maths set, this set address all the pre-maths development areas: sorting, matching, patterns, groups, basic calculations
- The divider is removable. Take out the divider, place one of the sorting cards in the bottom of the plate, put the divider back in, and go to work sorting by colour, fruit type, or number of pieces.
- Use the fruit, without the sorting plate, and line up a pattern on the table, such as apple, lemon, strawberry, orange. Ask the child to match the shapes. How many lines can they make before they run out of pieces
- Ask the child to cup one or both hands and hold them in that position as you drop the fruit pieces one at a time into the palms. Count as you go. How many can they hold? Go again and try for one more.
- Place one piece of fruit at a time in the child’s palm and ask them to push it to the fingertips without dropping to sort into the
- Ask the child to cup one hand and pick the fruit up one at a time and drop into their own palm. How many can they hold? Next reverse hands and repeat. See if they can hold at least one more without dropping.
- Skip the sorting cards. Mix up the fruit. Ask the child to find and place pieces into the sorting tray, one at a time sorting by colour, fruit type, favourite fruit, shape, etc.
- Give verbal directions of a sequence of fruit to add to a sequence. Ask the individual to remember the sequence and add the fruit.
- Reinforce colours by always naming the colour first when talking about each fruit.
- Make a line of two or more pieces of fruit. Ask the child to look at it to remember. Verbally rehearse the pieces in order to aid in memorization. Cover the pieces and ask the child to build a matching line of pieces. Remove the cover and see if they are correct. If not, can they spot the mistake and correct it? Add more and more to the line as the child’s ability to remember increases.
- Add some real fruit to the game and match the real and pretend play fruit. Talk about apples, the different colours and tastes, the seeds, how people eat them, how they grow, etc. Then eat a slice or two (a sweet and a tart). Talk about lemons, their colour, sourness, seeds, how they grow, lemonade, etc. Then eat a piece.
- 1 x wooden sorting bowl with divider
- 1 x tweezer
- 1 wooden spoon
- 7 x sorting activity cards
- 1 set of wooden numbers 0-9 with -x = signs
- 50 fruit pieces (10 designs)
Very versatile and great quality. Toddler loves them
These are so beautiful! My clients love to use these in my therapy room.
I love this toy. I actually bought it as a gift for a 1 year old but thinking to get another for my baby because it’s just so cute! Really well made.
awesome toy, exactly as advertised, and awesome service by tiny trees. Got the order when expected, packaged beautifully. Thank you so much! Highly recommend.
Excellent quality and very cute! Imagination determines the amount of games that can be played with these little pets...and the little ones learn while having loads of fun. I combined these with the matching colored cups and a gator tweezer and my 3 years old granddaughter loves playing with the set!
fast delivery -xmas present so no further comments as yet
Was very impressed that I was able to purchase it online at the last minute. However, what I did miss was the contact details of Tiny Tree Toys printed on the voucher - I had to give the information separately to the winner of the voucher
My clients enjoy these items. Good quality toys.
As always, so much fun, and such great quality!!!
I haven't used these yet, but are super excited to start with it!
Myself and the teachers loved these wobble stones. I thought it would be harder though, like the stars, but makes sense why not. A little boy who had a meltdown, actually loved these and started rolling around on them and it seemed to give him a soothing experience.
This is definitely one of the better looking bug hotels on the market and sold at a reasonable price. I was skeptical weather this type of bug hotel would work but it's already being populated after only 3 months. Note that I also installed it in the beginning of winter so that probably caused the delay.
I love this set!!! Assists with laterality, copying and grip!
Great, quality and a gift for xmas
Such fun making our own stories up, until we yawn and fall asleep