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Encouraging problem-solving skills in early childhood

Shape sorting games help children solve problems all on their own by trying to work out which shape fits where. These games also help children practice patience!


Exploring and manipulating toys and objects using both hands.


  • Child picks up objects/shapes in hand.

  • Child transfers objects from one hand to the next.

  • Child puts objects in an empty container or through a lid with matching shapes cut out.


Children are using executive and mindful skills to accomplish tasks using fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, emotional regulation, and thought processes.

This activity promotes adaptability for life.

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