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Geometric Stackers were always classroom favorites while I was teaching preschool. They offer so many ways to teach children in one simple toy. Now that I am a mom I appreciate this even more because with limited budgets and space having one toy that goes so far is ideal.
The obvious way to use a geometric stacker is to simply deconstruct it and place the shapes back on the holder biggest to smallest. But with a little creative thinking you can make the learning go so much farther. Here are 5 new ways to teach sorting with this classic toy. First you’ll want to make one big pile of shapes.
- Sort by shape.
- Sort by color
- Place them in size order
- Make a Rainbow
- Go topsy turvy and place them on the holder smallest to largest.
Can you think of another way to sort them?