A wooden box with two holes which are big enough for your hands!
The child learns to identify objects through the sense of touch only. They also match and compare shapes and learn to reproduce shapes by drawing them after tactile examination. The child imprints the forms of basic shapes into memory and learns to coordinate visual and tactile sensory input.
To help the child develop an awareness and recognition of regular solids and other familiar shapes.
To develop the child's stereognostic sense.
To develop the child's language.
To develop the child's co-ordination and fine motor control.
Age: From 3 years onwards.
This is part of the sensorial programme in the Montessori Curriculum.