This round sorting tray includes removable inner trays plus a larger outer tray. The large, plywood outer tray measures 30cm in diameter x 6cm high. It can be separately or together with the 5 removable, triangular trays. These smaller trays fit inside a large round tray. This sorting set is perfect for collecting, sorting and classifying. The unique design will compliment any classroom and help to create a homely feel. Excellent for use with natural resources, art and craft materials, loose parts and other smaller resources. Children can explore early maths and science as they pattern make, sort, classify and collect. Loose parts play also encourages creativity and exploration in play.
Play is an important part of early childhood. Exploratory play and inquiry based learning encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun. Children are encouraged to explore, investigate and develop ideas and hypothesis. They can test their ideas, and find new ways of building, creating, drawing, thinking etc. The use of open ended resources promote exploratory and investigative play as well as inquiry based learning. Creativity and imagination is developed through new ways of thinking. Often social skilled are built through team work, and language and communication skills improve. Perseverance is developed as children keep exploring and investigating their surroundings. Children will become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity through play. Play encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun.