1 Wooden board painted green, 9 pairs of wooden socks in white printed with 9 different patterns, 1 detailed instruction manual, all packed in a Skola box
An ideal toy for identical pairing, the socks are attractive and invite the child to understand patterns better. All good sensorial toys, isolate the one property, in this case patterns, that draw the child’s attention. As the children pair, play memory games and more their understanding of one-to-one correspondence, keenness of vision and ability to spot patterns is enhanced
ACTIVITY 1 – SLOTTING
” Show the child how to remove the socks and put them back in.
ACTIVITY 2 – PAIRING PATTERNS
Show the child how to take out one sock from each pair and place on one side. Then show how to pair the patterns.
ACTIVITY 3 – MEMORY GAMES (PATTERNS)
Ask the child to take out one sock each & place on a tray in another room. Keep a marker on any one sock left behind & ask the child to bring its pair. Children can play by shifting the marker themselves. They can play variations with socks in different places. Remembering pattern & location is challenging.
The ability of a child to spot patterns, designs and notice differences gets better with this toy. Identical pairing of objects based on patterns enhances visual discrimination skills. Remembering patterns is challenging & stimulates children’s short term memory setting a base for reading & arithmetic.