"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
Our shape tracing boards are made from solid beech wood which has been planed to be completely smooth. This means that your child can handle their shape board without any worry of getting splinters from the wood. Our boards are then coated in a natural beeswax oil to help protect the wood. 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 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
Our boards have been CE tested.
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.