Kaplan offers colorful aids and activities to support young learners' sorting and patterning skills. Kaplan offers sorting sets, block sets, mosaics, stacking activities, flash cards, pegboards, and more.
2 years & up. Stack, match, and explore the sense of touch with this caterpillar-themed stacker. It is made up of colorful, rounded, chunky, tactile shapes that fit on a pegged base that allows for stacking multiple angled, color-coded blocks. Set includes color-matching activity cards and card stand for sequencing activities.
18 months & up. This colorful set of 24 Pop 'Em Shapes provides multiple learning experiences for children. The vibrant pieces introduce six colors to enhance color recognition and the shapes printed on each piece allow for the identification of six basic shapes. Fine motor skills are enhanced as children push the pieces together and pull them apart. The learning continues as children sort and match the pieces by shape and color attributes.
18 months & up. The smooth, pleasing texture of the River Rocks invites children to engage in one of the early STEM activities listed in the included set of activity cards. Children can stack, sort, and use the River Rocks in the water table and a variety of other areas in the learning environment. Children will build a strong foundation in basic science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Incorporating River Rocks into the learning environment is the perfect way to introduce STEM for… More »
3 years & up. Time to Block the Clock! Combines shape sorting and learning to tell time. It's two toys in one. Place the colorful numbered shape pieces in their proper places on the face of the soundly built clock and move the hour and minute hands to make learning time fun! Styles may vary.
1 year & up. Stack the shapes on opposite ends of the see-saw to create a balanced platform. Shapes fit snugly in routed holes. Promotes color and shape recognition, balancing, color-matching, and sequencing. Sturdy wooden construction with rounded corners and smooth edges. Safe non-toxic paints with a clear finish.
3 years & up. This Parquetry Block Super Set features thick, wooden geometric blocks in six bright colors to create and match patterns and designs. Practice matching the pattern on the cards or create your own designs. Included: 32 Block Pieces, Work Tray, and 20 Parquetry Pattern Cards.
3 years & up. An excellent resource for storytelling, language development, mathematical sorting, sequencing, pattern making, and more! Made from soft silicone, these linking people consist of 6 families with 6 family members (36 pieces) - each made of a different transparent color that can be linked by their hands. Characters include grandma & grandpa, mom & dad and a girl & boy. Molded with realistic features and in proportion, they can be used across the curriculum. Largest character measures 3.94".
3 years & up. Gather these playtime pals together for learning fun! The Little People Bumper Play Set features a variety of smooth, tactile stone figures in four different colors and three different sizes. Ideal for matching, sorting, ordering, and patterning. Children can engage in sort and match activities by matching the identical pairs or sort the people by size and color. As children play and talk, they will be developing and practicing early math concepts. Made from a unique stone mix.… More »
3 years & up. Help little hands get a grip! The key to fine motor skills is developing the thumb-forefinger pincer grasp. Feature ergonomic depressions to guide proper grip. Use with manipulatives or other small objects. Perfect for teachers, specialists and occupational therapists. Also a great early science tool. Set of 12 - 6" long tweezers. 2 each of 6 colors. Guide included with suggested activities.
3 years & up. Develops shape-recognition and spatial relations. Features 10 simply designed, colorful patterns, and 45 pattern blocks in 6 different shapes and colors for replicating each pattern. Stores neatly in wooden case.
3 years & up. Stack the owls to match the numbers (1-10) on the branch to build early counting skills, one-to-one correspondence, color identification, sorting and patterning, and much more! Includes 25 stacking owls, one branch, spinner, and 10 activity cards. Owls measure 1 3/4"H; branch measures 13 1/4"L.
3 years & up. Practice matching skills and introduce geometric shapes with this set of pattern block cards. Includes 20 double-sided cards with 2 levels of difficulty. Cards measure 11 3/4" x 8 1/4". Pattern blocks sold separately.
2 years & up. Kids will enjoy this 'sort' of fun! This 15 piece wooden set will engage children for hours counting and matching shapes, colors and sizes to the durable, solid-wood base, which provides a matching key. Measures approximately 14" x 5 1/2" x 4".
3 years & up. Includes six sets of 28 wooden dominoes for a total of 168 pieces. Dominoes come in a variety of vibrant colors that make play more exciting. Stack them, match them, set them up and knock them over again and again for hours of fun. Pieces store in a convenient jar with screw-on lid and handle.
3 years & up. Six different modes of transportation are represented in this set of transportation counters. Great for building fine motor skills, reinforcing counting, sorting, patterning and other math skills. 6 colors. Includes 72 counters.
3 years & up. Match the shapes and fill the spaces on five double-sided, recessed, wooden boards with ten irresistible animal designs. 55 geometric shapes are included to complete the pictures. Have fun while developing shape and color recognition, fine motor and language skills! Boards measure 8 1/4"H x 11"W x 1/4"D.
3 years & up. Dive into learning with the help of these colorful sea creatures! This engaging set features 14 different sea creature counters in six different colors. Includes a starfish, penguin, turtle, frog, lobster, stingray, dolphin, whale, shark, seahorse, seal, crab, octopus, and ocean fish. Includes 84 counters.
Grades K & up. 250 multicolored plastic blocks in 6 shapes and colors provide problem solving challenges while building color, design and patterning skills. Includes a handy plastic storage bucket! Also includes 36 plastic activity cards.