Cell Shape Sorter
What you get
Build your baby’s fine motor skills (and their biology knowhow!) with this shape sorter modeled after the building blocks of life — cells! Help them hone their hand-eye coordination, color recognition, and shape-matching skills as they figure out which blocks fit into which holes. Then flip through the pages of a colorful biology-themed board book, and discover what makes cells so special.
Dimensions: 6.75 inches (L) x 6.75 inches (W) x 5.5 inches (H)
Materials: Solid Wood and Cotton String
Product line:panda Crate
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“During prototype testing, we noticed that kids just loved playing with the blocks — even when they weren’t fitting them into the sorter. That’s why we made the blocks so big and chunky, so they could function on their own as a block-stacking game. Two ways to play = twice the fun! ”
By the numbers
Prototypes created: 7
Organelles considered: 9
Block towers stacked (and toppled): Dozens!
Such a cute toy
It was a nice toy. But a couple of the shapes could be put in with different orientations. That is not representative of typical cell bindings.
I really liked the product because it is made out of quality materials-wood, and it makes it fun to learn about different shapes, manual dexterity, hand - eye coordination, and thinking through problems for little ones.