Thank you to Skoolzy for sending me a Shape Sorter for me to review with my triplets. The Skoolzy Shape Sorter is a great toy for twins or triplets! All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
A few months ago, I wrote a post on 11 Great Gift for Building Fine Motor Skills in Preschool Aged Kids. After a year of occupational therapy with my son who has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus nerve injury, these 11 items have been on our wish list for continuing home therapy with him. One of his grandmother’s gave him a few items on the list over Christmas, but I was happy to receive the Skoolzy Shape Sorter shortly thereafter to try out with him, too!
The Skoolzy Shape Sorter is a busy box all on its own. The included zippered bag holds the foam boards and pegs safely for travel and storage.
As a mom of multiples, what I like best about this product is that it meets several learning activities for my triplets. While they are the same age, the boys are definitely not the same person. They have different comprehension levels and fine motor skill levels. For instance, one of my boys still struggles with a few of his shapes. The Skoolzy Shape Sorter comes with a foam board that has a shape matching activity on it. By placing the pegs in their corresponding shape holes on the foam board, my little man can practice his shapes.
At the same time, my son who has been struggling with his right hand use (yet knows all of his shapes) can practice using his hand. For an occupational therapy type activity, I have him hold the peg with his right hand and the foam board with his left. He then has to use his right hand to place the peg into a hole on the board.
The foam boards also have grooves on the sides so that the boards fit together. Children can use the foam boards to make a cube and then place pegs all over the cube. With six sides of play, this is something that the triplets can all do together.
Sometimes it can be difficult for me to get my son’s home therapy exercises accomplished while keeping his brothers entertained. I’m always thankful for toys such as these that encourage the boys to play together yet work on their individual learning needs.