Give your baby the different shapes to look at and rattle.
Show your baby how to put the shapes in the correct spaces and hammer them in. Show your infant what happens when you try to put the wrong shape in a hole. Explain that it doesn't fit using encouraging language.
Talk about the colours and challenge your baby to show you the shape that matches the colour.
Don't empty the sorter - but take out one shape at a time and challenge your baby to fit the shape in - using lots of praise.
Increase the challenge by removing two shapes at a time - building up to completing the task in one go.
As your baby develops he or she will be able to sort the puzzle out independently using both shape and colour knowledge.
Always use encouraging and supportive language and praise successful sorting."
"Both shape sorting and colour matching.
Each shape rattles with an individual sound.
Hammer is attached for safe keeping.
Shapes can be hammered straight through, but turn it over and you can start again!
Will help baby to develop manipulation skills along with colour and shape recognition."