"What the hand does the mind remembers" - Maria Montessori
Our wooden shape boards are the perfect hands-on, tactile resource for your little ones. Your child can begin to recognize some basic 2D shapes by carefully tracing them with their finger or using the tracing stick. We have designed our boards to be reversible so you have the most recognizable 2D shapes children in the early years should know and then on the reverse are other 2D shapes. The shapes on the front are a circle, triangle, square and a rectangle. On the reverse is an oval, pentagon, hexagon and a heptagon.
Our resources are based on the Montessori self-directed, hands-on approach to learning. Using our shape boards children will be able to feel each shape and its properties and start to use the language to describe them e.g. a square has 4 straight sides
If you are buying your board as a gift and would like to make it that little extra special, then you can add our special gift packaging from the drop down menu. This includes a uniquely illustrated Christmas card together with a handmade star decoration, all packaged in black recycled shredded paper. You can either have your card left blank or you can have a hand written message. Just make sure you add your message in the cart note section.
Our shape tracing boards are made from solid beech and finished in a natural raw oil. The wooden tracing stick is made from beech dowel and is designed to be similar to that of a pencil to help your child develop their pencil grip.
Our products are all CE tested.
Please note our products are learning resources and they are not to be used as toys. Your child should always be supervised by an adult when using them.
Our wooden shape boards are 50cm long and 11.5cm wide. This is the same dimensions as our number board which makes them easy to store together.
The beech wood tracing stick is always 10cm long
To see ideas on how to use your shape board you can follow us on instagram @thelittlecoachhouse where we share photos and videos of the fun ways to use them.
** If you are a childcare provider and want to order several boards please send us a message as we provide special discount rates for multiple orders.