A reporter asks, “I’ve been browsing your collection and have seen a lot of toys that deal with sorting (beads, blocks, etc). What is the educational value of sorting? What does this activity teach?”
Sorting is a skill that is related to conceptual thinking, or the mental process of being able to identify objects and the classes of objects. Conceptual thinking is a mental process that can be developed, and even strengthened with the right type of stimulus, and proper practice.
Conceptual thinking is a skill that should be developed as early as possible, as it is a core element of higher levels of thought including abstract, analytical and strategic mental skills.
Educational Toys like the Classification Discovery Learning Center from TAG Toys help children learn how to sort objects and helps kids practice separating individual objects into different classes. The Toy provides instant feedback, by allowing kids to easily check the decisions they have made for each compartment against the category guide card.
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