Lock a Block

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What is it

This strong lockable box comes with two sets of three-dimensional sorting blocks. Baby can put the shapes through the corresponding hole and then unlock the box to release them and play again.

Length: 13cm (5″)
Pack size: 145x175x175mm

What our team of testers said

"It's great for teaching colours." - Carer of a 2 year old girl

"Turn it [the key]." - Girl aged 14 months

Skills Developed

  • Develops colour and shape recognition
  • Encourages manual dexterity
  • Teaches trial and error learning

What our experts think

This product was a real hit with our testers and their carers – they loved the simplicity of it and that it was really robust. It is a great toy for building shape and colour recognition, and sorting games teach concentration and trial and error learning, which develops skills in strategy and logic.

Our younger children were unable to sort the shapes accurately, but still enjoyed playing with the different elements of the toy, and especially enjoyed turning the key and releasing the shapes from inside so they could have another go! This was a highlight, and the children’s delight in their own success was evident from the way they kept on repeating the activity. The older children could match the shapes and slot them in the correct holes – this promotes spatial awareness and also requires a degree of dexterity, which strengthens finger and hand muscles in preparation for developing skills such as holding a pencil or fastening buttons.

Features

  • RRP: £15.99
  • Brands: Galt
  • Key Features:
    • No batteries required
  • Toy Types: .Toys
    Baby Toys
  • Types of skills developed: Cognitive
    Colour, shape and pattern recognition
    Fine motor skills
    Hand-eye coordination
    Logic, strategy & problem solving
    Physical & motor skills
    Trial and error learning

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