What is it
Bernie’s Number Sorting Bus
Match the wooden peg passengers by colour or number to their seats in this durable London bus made from rubberwood. With removable roof and top floor to allow easy access for small hands. This fun traditional wooden toy helps to promote fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination.
This wooden toy is made of sustainable rubber wood.
What our team of testers said
"Round and round." (Singing wheels on the bus) - Girl
"He was making noises as he moved [the bus]." - Observer of boy, aged 19 months
- Wheeled toy encourages children to move around the room while playing
- Encourages pretend play and learning about buses
- Helps young children practise colour recognition and logical thinking
What our experts think
Children loved crawling around and pushing Bernie’s Number Sorting Bus while playing imaginatively. They hopped the characters on and off the bus into their seats, prompting discussion around catching the bus and vehicles, as well as developing fine motor control.
The characters also introduce children to colours and numbers and adults can use this as a teaching aid, getting children thinking logically to match the dolls to the correct seats.
EYFS goals supported
Maths – “Beginning to organise and categorise objects, e.g. putting all the teddy bears together or teddies and cars in separate piles.”
Physical development – “Picks up small objects between thumb and fingers.”
Communication & Language – “Uses sounds in play, e.g. ‘brrrm!’.”
Understanding the World – “Knows things are used in different ways, e.g. toy car for pushing.”
It would be even better if...
The bus is divided into two levels with a shelf, which we found was a bit tricky to remove and add – an adult may need to do this for the child.
- RRP: £39.00
- Brands: Indigo Jamm
- Key Features:
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Wooden toys
- Types of skills developed: Categorisation & comparison
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Physical & motor skills
Understanding the world