Plan Toys Fun Sorting is a beautifully made wooden toy that challenges children aged 3 and up to sort and turn coloured rings to get them down a centre rod. The rod has bumps on that correspond with cut out sections on the rings, so children have to twist them to match the shapes. It helps develop dexterity, co-ordination, colour and shape recognition. The centre rod is adjustable and can be turned to angle it, making it more challenging for older kids.
Freddy was sent one to try. The toy is very tactile and invites exploration. Freddy recognised the aim of the game and enjoyed matching up the correct rings and aligning them to go past the bumps, twisting them where necessary. He spotted that each of the rings had a different shaped hole with a different number of cut out sections and was able to find various ways of putting the rings onto the rod. He had fun experimenting with shape and space.
This toy is one of those things that you just have to pick up and have a go with. It looks good sat on the shelf in his room and is something he will pick up and have a play with when he spots it. It's a bit like one of those fancy executive toys which while away the time and occupy your hands and mind in a quiet moment. It is simple, but absorbing.
You can buy the Fun Sorting toy from Amazon for £13.99.