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.
3 years & up. Early math introduction just got easier! Children will develop beginning math skills such as observing attributes, creating patterns, and matching and sorting objects. The materials in this toolbox engage children in math activities with eight activity card(s) and a set of manipulates that provide hands-on examples of a variety of math skills. Includes 152 pieces.
3 years & up. Provide your children with an exciting sorting activity with these textured Backpack Bear Counters with Sorting Bowls. These friendly bears are great for introducing matching, math skills, color recognition, critical thinking, and sorting to your children. Encourage your children to sort the bears into the bowl that matches their color. Have them call out the colors as they sort them. Includes 6 bowls and 102 teddy bears. Bowls measure 6"D x 1"H.
4 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.
2 years & up. Enhance activities incorporating found loose parts using this set of stackable Loose Parts Trays. Each deep, square tray is divided into varying compartments, encouraging children to engage in simple classification and seriation. As children are introduced to new objects, they will develop spatial relationships and strengthen their fine motor skills. Plastic feet on the bottom of each tray ensure a snug fit when stacked between activities and allow for various arrangements and… More »
2 years & up. Enhance activities using found loose parts with these substantial, solid wood Loose Parts Organic Wooden Trays designed as recognizable natural icons. Each curved tray is divided into compartments of various sizes, encouraging children to engage in simple classification and seriation. As children are introduced to new objects, they will develop spatial relationships and strengthen their fine motor skills. These durable trays also serve as beautiful storage for loose parts between… More »
3 years & up. Encourage your children to practice patterning with these fun Practice Pattern Blocks Puzzle Picture Cards for Activities. These activity cards are a great accompaniment with pattern blocks. Encourage children to identify the shapes and colors as they place the pieces. These cards promote fine motor skills, problem solving, patterning, and color recognition. Includes 20 double-sided cards with 2 levels of difficulty. Pattern blocks sold separately. Measures 11.75"L x 8.25"W.
3 years & up. Encourage your children to practice patterning with these fun Multicolor and Multipurpose Pattern Blocks in a Variety of Shapes. This set of plastic blocks features six different shapes and colors that provide problem-solving challenges while building color, design and patterning skills. For extra learning, encourage children to sort the pieces by shape or the number of sides. Includes 250 Pattern Blocks and a Plastic Storage Container.
3 years & up. 250 multicolored plastic blocks in 6 shapes and colors provide problem solving challenges while building color, design and patterning skills. Set includes 20 double-sided picture cards with two levels of difficulty and 250 blocks in plastic storage container.
3 years & up. Add a math element to your classroom with these Multi-Color Linking Cubes with Jar. Your children will enjoy stacking, sorting, counting and more! These durable plastic cubes promote early math skills such as color recognition, counting and patterning. This jar includes 150 cubes in ten different colors. The pieces store in a convenient jar with screw-on lid and handle. Cubes measure 8".
3 years & up. Develop your children's counting skills with these exciting Colorful Wild Animal Counters with Container for Practicing Early Math Skills. These counters represent wild animals from all over the world in different colors. Children will love counting with their favorite friendly animals. These counters promote fine motor skills, early math skills, patterning, sorting, and color recognition. Have children identify the color and animal as they count. Includes 60 counters and a container for easy storage.
3 years & up. Help your children to practice their counting skills with these Textured Bright Colored Bear Attribute Counters for Practicing Early Math Skills. These friendly bears make the perfect counting companions. Children will develop color recognition, early math skills, and sorting skills. Encourage your children to count out the bears and sort them into groups by color or size. These fun plast bears come in 3 sizes and 4 colors. Set of 80 bears: 20 papas, 20 mamas, and 40 babies. Measures 1-1.5"H
3 years & up. Develop your children's counting skills with these exciting Colorful Transportation Counters with Containers for practicing early math skills. These counters represent six different modes of transportation in a variety of colors. Children will love mimicking the sounds of the different vehicles as they count. These counters promote fine motor skills, early math skills, patterning, sorting, and color recognition. Each container includes 72 counters.
18 months & up. This engaging set features jumbo-sized transparent buttons in an array of basic colors and eight different shapes. Use for shape recognition, counting, sorting and patterning activities. Great addition to the light table, too! Largest button measures 1.75" in diameter. Includes 90 assorted counters.
This engaging software/app includes three activities to help children practice their sorting and matching skills. Settings allow matching and sorting based one criterion such as shape, color, or size before progressing to two attributes for a greater challenge. Teacher options enable game settings to be fixed depending on the mathematical focus or the ability of the user.Tablet software: Allows for 1 (one) user workspaceLarge Screen software: Allows for 4 (four) user workspaceApp/software runs on… More »
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. Use this set in your classroom for a lesson about the many different sea creatures. Have children point out their favorite sea creatures and describe the details. Includes a starfish, penguin, turtle, frog, lobster, stingray, dolphin, whale, shark, seahorse, seal, crab, octopus, and ocean fish. Includes 84 counters.
12 months & up. Toddlers learn sorting and classifying skills as they sort the bright color plush objects into their correct color jars. Allow your child to strengthen their hand-eye coordination, fine motor and problem-solving skills, as well develop their vocabulary knowledge when they begin to identify and name the different colors and characters. Each jar has an attached lid and contains 4 sorting objects. 7"H.
18 months & up. These tweezers help toddlers develop pincer grasp, an important early fine motor skill. Ergonomic depressions on each tweezer guide proper grip. Can be used with manipulatives, early counting and science lessons, etc. Approximately 5.5"L x 2"W. Assorted colors. Available in sets of 6 and 12.
3 years & up. Everything you need for preschool learning with this comprehensive collection of fun activities and tools. This kit includes preschool essentials all wrapped up in a convenient storage case. Includes an easy-to-follow guide and lesson framework for a smooth transition to age-appropriate subjects with engaging activities and games that progress in difficulty. Includes 85 items, a parent guide, an activity book, and storage box.
3 years & up. Develop creative thinking and improve fine motor skills with this unique building set. Make shapes, compare sizes, and identify colors and numbers. Our Junior GeoStix have multiple points of connection along each piece for unlimited possibilities for shape combinations and greater satisfaction for kids! Includes 140 flexible sticks in eight lengths and 20 double-sided activity cards. Children can either build the design on the activity cards or create their own designs. Either… More »
3 years & up. Use these Hard Plastic Bright Colored Sorting and Mixing Bowls for Manipulatives and More for different color recognition activities. Children will enjoy sorting materials by color, texture, shape, size, and more. For a fun activity, encourage children to sort the items into the bowl that match the color. These bowls can also be used in sand and water tables, and during arts and crafts to mix materials. Measures 6"D x 1"H.
3 years & up. Make learning to count an exciting prehistoric adventure with these colorful Dinosaur Counters. Your little paleontologist will love sorting these little dinosaur models into groups of similar colors and patterns and then counting how many are in each one. Promotes the development of number and quantity relationships, patterning, and counting and sorting. Size: Biggest Dinosaur measures 2" x 2". Included: 60 Realistically-detailed toy dinosaurs (6 of each type), Storage bucket.
3 years & up. Your children will enjoy stacking, sorting, counting and more with these Wooden Assorted Color Cubes! These wooden cubes promote early math skills, color recognition, block play, patterning, and fine motor skills. This jar includes 102 cubes in six different colors. The pieces store in a convenient jar with screw-on lid and handle. Cubes measure 1".