Best forDeveloping early math skills in kids ages 2 to 4
Top BenefitsDevelops sorting, matching and fine motor skills
ConsiderationsTree can tip over during play
Bottom lineBright Basics Sorting Tree is a step up from basic shapes sorting toys, incorporating animal and plant shapes to help preschoolers develop key math and motor skills.
Looking for a fun twist on the classic shape sorter? The Bright Basics Sorting Tree from Educational Insights comes with six easy-to-hold forest-themed blocks—including a leaf, a flower and a chipmunk—that are sorted through the tree, slide down the trunk and pop out at its base. Designed for small hands, it’s a cinch for toddlers to use, and unique shapes provide more of a challenge than a standard square-triangle-circle shape sorter. Plus, instructions provide detailed learning information and activity ideas for parents. The Sorting Tree encourages sensory learning, shape recognition and fine motor skills, as well as the sorting and matching practice that build critical early math skills. Parents found the toy colourful, visually interesting and engaging enough for their kids to return to regularly—and when your kids are done with it, the quality construction means you can pass it down to another kid.