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Brights! Pattern Blocks

Regular Price: $22.99 Your Price: $20.69

Analyze, compare, and compose 2-D shapes with pattern blocks in bright, bold colors. Liven up learning with this vibrant set of 250 plastic pattern blocks. Use the 6 shapes and colors to explore... More Info

Brights! Two-Color Counters

Regular Price: $9.99 Your Price: $8.99

When the chips are down, Two-Color Counters take on the toughest challenges in early math!  Two-color plastic counters in vibrant, bold colors are perfect for modeling math concepts, including... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Lace & Trace Sets - Farm Animals

Regular Price: $10.49 Your Price: $9.44

Improve fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination with these sets of 5 double-sided, wooden lacing boards and 5 laces. Ages 3+... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Lace & Trace Sets - Pets

Regular Price: $10.49 Your Price: $9.44

Improve fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination with these sets of 5 double-sided, wooden lacing boards and 5 laces. This set contains pets. Ages 3+... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Lace & Trace Sets - Shapes

Regular Price: $10.49 Your Price: $9.44

Improve fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination with these sets of 5 double-sided, wooden lacing boards and 5 laces in various shapes. Ages 3+... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Lace & Trace, Set of 3

Regular Price: $30.49 Your Price: $27.44

Improve fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination with these sets of 5 double-sided, wooden lacing boards and 5 laces. Set of 3: Shapes, Farm Animals, and Pets. Ages 3+... More Info

Farmers Market Color Sorting Set

Regular Price: $41.99 Your Price: $37.79

Little gardeners develop color recognition and sorting skills with bushels of realistic, relationally-sized produce. Perfect for dramatic play and nutrition lessons too. Includes activity guide, 25... More Info

Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes

Regular Price: $25.49 Your Price: $22.94

A delicious way to develop shape and color identification! Cupcakes pull apart to reveal shapes. Match the shapes to put them back together. Then match the shape to the pan bottom. Featured shapes... More Info

All About Me Family Counters

Regular Price: $23.99 Your Price: $21.59

Meet a real multi-tasking family of manipulatives! Help young children learn all about themselves and their families. Also great for counting, sorting and patterning. Set of 72 counters come in 6... More Info

Sorting Stones

Regular Price: $32.99 Your Price: $29.69

Explore color, shape and pattern! Each durable stone measures 1½" and has a colorful bug character engraved on one side. Each set includes 20 stones, with five bug body shapes - circle, square,... More Info

Super Sorting Pie

Regular Price: $31.49 Your Price: $28.34

Fruity pie teaches early number skills and attributes, including colors and fruit shapes.  It looks good enough to eat but it's much better as a learning activity! Children practice fine motor control... More Info

Shape Sorting Presents

Regular Price: $34.99 Your Price: $31.49

Wrap some fun around shape sorting! Sort photo cards into uniquely shaped gift boxes. Builds shape recognition, vocabulary and early math skills. Self-checking cards feature shape outlines on reverse... More Info

Geometric Sorting Board

Regular Price: $26.99 Your Price: $24.29

Splash of Color Magnetic Sorting Set

Regular Price: $24.99 Your Price: $22.49

Make a color splash on your whiteboard or magnetic surface! Place the colored objects into the matching "paint cans". Learn colors and pre-math sorting skills. Includes 8 color frames (8” x 10”), 40... More Info

Jumbo Farm Counters

Regular Price: $20.99 Your Price: $18.89

This barnyard full of cute animals helps toddlers with a range of early math skills.  Little farmhands will find these counters easy to grab! Reinforces counting, sorting, patterning, colors, matching... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Bead Sequencing Set

Regular Price: $31.49 Your Price: $28.34

Bead Sequencing Set by Melissa & Doug®. Stack the durable, brightly-colored wooden beads on 5 hardwood dowels in sequence to match the design on one of the pattern cards. Builds complex reasoning... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Shape Sorting Cube

Regular Price: $15.99 Your Price: $14.39

This shape sorter features chunky shapes that make a satisfying ‘clink’ as they drop into the hardwood cube!  Toddlers favorite part -  open the lid,  dump them out, and start all over again!  16... More Info

Sorting Bowls, Set of 6

Regular Price: $10.49 Your Price: $9.44

Rainbow sorting bowls match the vibrant colors of the Three Bear Family® Counters Rainbow Set. Bowls measures 6" in diameter x 1" deep. Aligns with Common Core State Standards. Ages 3-7. CCSS:... More Info

ABC Stringing Beads

Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $17.99

Chunky, bright manuscript letters are an excellent classroom addition! Use as beads or great for manipulatives. Works with both string and wire. 288 per pack. 7/8". Ages 4+... More Info

Little People Weaving Mats

Regular Price: $12.49 Your Price: $11.24

Weave a wonderful friend with Little People Weaving Mats! Rainbow paper strips and a simple design make weaving a satisfying and fun art experience by targeting a child's manual dexterity. Finish your... More Info

Bright Buttons

Regular Price: $11.99 Your Price: $10.79

A must have for all collage or sewing crafts. Excellent shapes! Cool colors! Use them as counters. Glue onto collage art. 1 lb per package. Ages 4+... More Info

Plastic Lacing Needles

Regular Price: $4.39 Your Price: $3.95

Child friendly lacing needles in an assortment of colors! Easy-to-use, blunt-end needles for all kinds of stringing activities. Thread them with yarn and use in stringing activities or to stitch-up... More Info

Beads & Pattern Cards Set

Regular Price: $31.49 Your Price: $28.34

Colorful hardwood spheres, cubes, cylinders and laces provide plenty of pre-reading and early math practice. Set includes 20 activity cards, 108 beads in six colors, two 36" black laces with 1"... More Info

Link 'N' Learn® Links

Regular Price: $19.99-$36.99 Your Price: $17.99-$33.29

Teach sorting, patterning, and counting. Pliable 1 5/8" x 3/4" links are easy for children to connect and separate. Activity guides included. Aligns with Common Core State Standards. Ages 3+ Choose... More Info

Fun Fish Counters

Regular Price: $24.99 Your Price: $22.49

Set of soft rubber counters in 12 realistic shapes includes 60 beautifully detailed fish for early math activities, storytelling or even rewards! Includes suggested activities and plastic storage tub... More Info

Circular Sorting Tray

Regular Price: $10.49 Your Price: $9.44

Use this circular sorting tray to help students count, sort and classify their counters. Tray is made of sturdy plastic for years of use. Tray measures 11¼" in diameter and ¾" deep. Sorting tray only,... More Info

Beginning Sorting Set

Regular Price: $41.99 Your Price: $37.79

This 168-piece set is sure to please even your pickiest young learner. Includes 48 Mini Dinos, 36 Fruity Fun™, 36 Mini Motors® and 48 Friendly Farm® Animal Counters in two sizes. These soft rubber... More Info

Becker's Weaving Materials Kit

Regular Price: $39.99 Your Price: $35.99

A textural bonanza of materials to get you started on your way to fun weaving projects. Set includes art yarn (50 feet), raffia, 5 large silk scarves in a sturdy storage container with lid... More Info

Rainbow Peg Play Activity Set

Regular Price: $20.99 Your Price: $18.89

Practice colors, numbers, shapes and eye-hand coordination with 30 Rainbow Stacking Pegs, double-sided tactile mat and two 36" laces. Suggested activities included. Aligns with Common Core State... More Info

Lacing Learning Shoes

Regular Price: $21.99 Your Price: $19.79

Venture to a new area of dress-up, the all-important shoe lacing. Children’s Factory offers the Lacing Learning Shoe. This shoe helps children learn the necessary skills to tie their shoes. Made of... More Info

Lacing Learning Shoes, Set of 2

Regular Price: $41.99 Your Price: $37.79

Helps children learn the necessary skills to tie their shoes. Made of heavy duty cotton/poly blend. 9"L x 4"H. Set of 2. Ages 3+... More Info

Lacing Letters, Upper & Lowercase

Regular Price: $25.99 Your Price: $23.39

Lacing alphabets teach children eye hand coordination which is one of the most basic skills needed to master as a youngster. Lacing Letters sets support visual discrimination, visual closure,... More Info

Lacing Letters, Uppercase

Regular Price: $13.59 Your Price: $12.23

Lacing alphabets teach children eye hand coordination which is one of the most basic skills needed to master as a youngster. Lacing Letters sets support visual discrimination, visual closure,... More Info

Lacing Dexterity Board

Regular Price: $22.49 Your Price: $20.24

Encourage basic dress-up with the Manual Dexterity Lacing Board. Heavy duty, cotton polyester blend dressing vest with elastic panels makes it easy for children to learn basic dressing skills. Ages... More Info

Button Dexterity Board

Regular Price: $22.49 Your Price: $20.24

Encourage basic dress-up with the Manual Dexterity Button Board. Heavy duty, cotton polyblend dressing vest with elastic panels makes it easy for children to learn basic dressing skills. Ages 3+... More Info

Dexterity Boards, Set of 6

Regular Price: $131.99 Your Price: $118.79

Encourage basic dress-up and gross motor skills with the Manual Dexterity Set of 6. These heavy duty cotton polyester blend dressing vest with elastic panels makes it easy for children to learn basic... More Info

Lacing Shapes Set

Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $17.99

A lacing set with multicolored plastic shapes to threaded together. Patterns and 10 laces included. 80 figures. Ages 3+... More Info

Baby Bear Sorting Set

Regular Price: $26.49 Your Price: $23.84

Set combines 102 Baby Bear™ Counters in six colors with matching sorting bowls. Plastic bowls are 6" across, 1" deep. Aligns with Common Core State Standards. Grades Pre-K to 2 CCSS:  Counting and... More Info

Three Bear Family® Counters, Rainbow Set

Regular Price: $26.49 Your Price: $23.84

Three sizes, three weights and six colors are just right for size-grading, mass comparison, counting and sorting. The 96-piece set includes 24 Papa, 24 Mama and 48 Baby Bear™ Counters. Comes in handy... More Info

Three Bear Family® Pattern Cards

Regular Price: $10.49 Your Price: $9.44

Did you know that patterning is an important pre-reading skill? Your preschooler will enjoy playing with their four color Three Bear Family® counters as she matches and completes patterns. This set of... More Info

Three Bear Family® Activity Set

Regular Price: $64.99 Your Price: $58.49

This versatile set is brimming with bears! Develop early math skills with a variety of colorful bear manipulatives. I ncludes 96 Three Bear Family® counters in six colors, six sorting bowls, 2" color... More Info

Shapes Soft-Sorting Bags

Regular Price: $52.99 Your Price: $47.69

With this put and take activity, toddlers learn to identify 4 basic shapes while practicing sorting and matching skills. Cloth bag contains four padded, fabric objects in that shape, with each... More Info

Colors Soft-Sorting Bags

Regular Price: $55.49 Your Price: $49.94

Each of 5 color-coded sets of food bags contain 4 padded fabric food items. Besides learning colors, the different foods inspire language and pretend play. Surface washable. 7½"W x 7"H. Ages Birth+... More Info

1 to 10 Counting Cans

Regular Price: $52.49 Your Price: $47.24

Colorful, familiar fruits and veggies introduce early math and are great for imaginative play too! Teach counting, number recognition, number sense and sorting. Cans are labeled with numeral, word and... More Info

Mixed Colored Craft Beads

Regular Price: $5.49 Your Price: $4.94

Use these Pony Beads to create necklaces, bracelets, and any other artwork you can imagine!   A random mix of styles and colors of craft beads. 1 lb; a pproximately  900 pieces in a resealable bag... More Info

Alphabet Pebbles, Word Building Set

Regular Price: $54.99 Your Price: $49.49

These tactile pebbles are hard to put down once you feel them! The letters are deeply engraved in a durable resin and stone mix and appeal to children’s natural instinct to explore, investigate, sort... More Info

Emotions Pebbles

Regular Price: $32.99 Your Price: $29.69

Large tactile pebbles make the learning more fun! The pebbles feature a wide variety of expressions to prompt heartfelt discussions. Set of 12 with teaching guide. Approx. 1¾". Ages 4+... More Info

Number Pebbles

Regular Price: $32.99 Your Price: $29.69

Counting and adding with engraved pebbles engages the brain and the senses! Use in sand, water, or table activities. Set includes 22 pieces, 2 of each number from 0-10 in a handy storage jar. Approx... More Info

Giant Transparent Stringing Beads

Regular Price: $32.99 Your Price: $29.69

Motivate children to do a lacing activity by placing these attractive beads on a light box. Includes 250 beads (up to 1" diameter) and 8 laces.  Ages 3+... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Alphabet Lacing Cards

Regular Price: $31.49 Your Price: $28.34

Start lacing! There's a shaped wood lacing board for every letter of the alphabet and 26 laces. The upper and lower case letters are printed on the back of each shape. Ages 3+... More Info

Fruit Stacking

Regular Price: $26.49 Your Price: $23.84

Colorful new Fruit Stacking toy encourages tactile discrimination, and strengthens  fine-motor  skills, sequencing abilities and the basics of counting.  Realistic-looking orange, apple, and pear... More Info

Count & Lace Fruit

Regular Price: $31.49 Your Price: $28.34

Yummy lacing with 24 wooden fruit pieces. Display sequencing cards in wooden stand and children can independently do the activity in a learning center. Includes 2 laces and 10 activity cards. Ages 3+... More Info

Super Sorting Set

Regular Price: $83.99 Your Price: $75.59

Complete set of sorters, counters, activity cards, and math games. Includes over 600 objects, 6 bowls, sorting tray, and storage box.  Teacher guide included.  Ages 3+... More Info

Abacolor Shapes

Regular Price: $13.99 Your Price: $12.59

Sort, count, and match 10 shapes and 5 colors with this child-friendly abacus. Includes 12 Activity Cards for independent use by students. Abacus base 8¼" x 5¼".  Total of 50 pieces + base. Ages 3+... More Info

Sort & Count Cups

Regular Price: $25.99 Your Price: $23.39

Sort, count, do it again. These wooden pieces are smooth and easy to handle for small hands. Made from renewable rubberwood and colored with water-based, organic dyes. Set of 30 pieces. Ages 18... More Info

Alphabet Acorns

Regular Price: $31.49 Your Price: $28.34

Build alphabet and letter recognition skills with this playful matching game! Put the acorns together by matching upper- and lowercase letters and fill each one with a toy counter that corresponds to... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Geometric Stacker

Regular Price: $17.99 Your Price: $16.19

Geometric Stacker by Melissa & Doug®. Includes 25 durable, solid-wood pieces to match and stack. Great for building early shape, color and size differentiation skills! Ages 2+... More Info

Fruit Counters, Set of 108

Regular Price: $30.51 Your Price: $27.46

Creative math play with familiar, fruit manipulatives! Perfect for sorting, grouping and counting. Includes 6 different fruits: strawberry (red), banana (yellow), orange (orange), apple (green), grape... More Info

Learn & Play Set

Regular Price: $72.99 Your Price: $65.69

These Montessori-like materials encourage children to observe, explore, and develop their cognition skills. Each set addresses specific math concepts. They use the same modular system so that pieces... More Info

Stringing Pebbles

Regular Price: $32.99 Your Price: $29.69

Fine motor meets nature—try threading pebbles! Create patterns by color, shape and texture. Made from a resin and stone mix to feel like real pebbles with added durability. Set of 16 with laces... More Info

Lacing Shape Beads

Regular Price: $31.99 Your Price: $28.79

A great activity to develop attention span, fine motor skills, and shape discrimination. Set includes 72 beads and 6 laces. Shapes are printed on one side of each bead to enable the teacher to hide a... More Info

Color Sequence Beads

Regular Price: $47.69 Your Price: $42.92

This activity teaches sequence and pattern making. The cards prompt students to fill in missing colors. Includes 96 beads, 12 strings, and 18 double-sided pattern cards. Ages 3+... More Info

Size-Sorting Eggs

Regular Price: $38.79 Your Price: $34.91

Eggs come in all shapes and colors in the natural world. Use these beautifully crafted, tactile eggs indoors or outdoors to support science inquiry skills and math concepts.  Compare and contrast by... More Info

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Looking for New Lacing Activities and Sorting Games for Preschool?

If you've tried our lacing beads, lacing shapes, and lacing letters, it's time to try our lacing boards, buttons, straws, and sweets!  We also offer 2 lacing kits with enough materials for a classroom lacing center!  When it comes to sorting activities, use your imagination and supplement with the products shown below.  Children also need practice sorting items by different attributes.   At home children can sort laundry, silverware, buttons or other household items.  In school, children can sort counters in every possible theme (bugs, fish, fruit, vehicles, animals, etc.) for building important math skills. Take sorting outside with our sorting pebble sets.

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