Sorting activities for toddlers ! Sorting by size is an easy and fun kids activity to teach them how to sort by size, using your kid’s favorite toys and household items. Playtime!
What about some math for preschoolers? Sounds serious, right? But relax. We’ll only pick favorite toys and go from there. Read on if you need an idea for toddler play – sometimes we run out of ideas for toddler play, right? Well, it’s playtime again!
sorting activities for toddlers
Sorting by color, sorting by size, length or weight are all considered great sorting activities for toddlers that will help them grasp the concepts of similarities and differences. Like sorting buttons and other household objects, sorting toys usually turns out to be an engaging activity your kids will love – no special prep time involved!
Sorting is one aspect of early math that can be applied to nearly any materials (just have a look at Montessori sites), but to spice it up, you might even use your kid’s toys. If you select objects that are similar in function or appearance (all balls, or all teddybears, or all minky toys, or all-plastic boats, etc), they can be easily used in this early math activity.
Using Toys For Sorting By size
Combining imaginative play with sorting activities, you can simply use your toddler’s favorite toys. In our house, there is no doubt: trucks. So I took three of the same color from the arsenal of his trucks and gave it a try.
Pointing with his finger at the smallest truck he said ‘This is the smallest one.’
Pointing at the mid-size digger he says ‘This one is medium.’
And then he ran away with the largest truck of the three. No time to talk anymore, it was playtime.
What are your toddler’s favorite toys? Can they be sorted by size? If not, you can apply sorting by color. Or sorting by shape. There are practically no limits, try it out. Chances are, your toddler will be excited to play along if his or her favorite toys are in sight 😉
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