Object Sort

Sorting and classifying things by different characteristics is a foundational early math skill that your baby can start learning with you. Find out how here.

Girl on floor playing with toys

Supplies list
  • Your voice

  • Any objects and/or toys

  1. Get down on the floor with your baby and sort objects based on their color, size, shape, and type – use everything from socks to plastic cups to toys! If your baby is able to, have him put the objects in the correct places with your help. Talk him through each step: “Where does this one go? In the red pile, because it is red! That’s right! Let’s pick it up and put it next to the other red things.”

  2. This simple activity is a great way to engage in conversation with your little one while introducing classification skills that prepare the mind for future math concepts like sets.

This activity helps your baby develop listening skills, visual tracking skills, language skills, motor skills, and attention span.

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