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Children enjoy learning how to develop and improve fine motor skills using fun math educational toys using visual discrimination


Product code: B6607

A superb set of 20 fruit and vegetables to sort into coloured wooden crates. Develops sorting, shape recognition and matching skills. Crates stack for easy storage.
Size: 112 x 150 x 350mm.
Age 3+

Price: £35.83
£43.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6594

This wooden geometric set designed to help learn colour, shape, patterning and sorting. Comprises 36 wooden
pieces, 5 cards and 10 patterns.
Ages 3+

Price: £31.66
£37.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6545

A superb quality wooden game to test memory and learn about 12 different kinds of fruit and vegetables. The 24 wooden discs have raised images on them for matching and memory.
Size 6.7 x 1.5cm.
Age 2+

Price: £17.92
£21.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6532

10 varieties (bear, camel, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, kangaroo, lion, rhinoceros and tiger)
Total 120 counters in 6 colours (red, blue, green, yellow, purple and orange).
Size: 50mm approx.

Price: £13.33
£16.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6531

This pack of 36 fascinating coloured pebbles are smooth and tactile to touch, the ideal resource for counting and sorting, creative design, developing fine motor skills. Pack contains 36 pebbles in 6 sizes and 6 colours and 20 activity cards in a sturdy container.
Size - largest pebble length: 85mm. Pk36.
Age 3+

Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6359


A circular shaped peg board with 19 chunky easy grip pegs. The pegs come in 6 different colours and 6 different shapes and are made from a soft but strong and durable plastic.

This is a great toy for shape and colour sorting, simple sequencing and stacking. Children will have lots of fun arranging the pieces on the board and stacking them into towers.

Play Ideas>>
  • Fine motor skills
  • Eye Hand Co-ordination
  • Chunky pieces
Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6356


A set of double sided activity cards for use with the jar of 80 bear counters (see product code 6355).

Play Ideas>>
  • reinforces colour recognition
Price: £7.49
£8.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6355


A jar of 80 bears in 4 different colours and 3 sizes and 3 weights for lots of counting and sorting as well as grading and mass comparison activities.

These award winning father, mother and baby bear size counters are ideal for reinforcing these early maths concepts.

Size 2.5cm to 4cm

Age 3+

Play Ideas>>
  • sort them into colours, sizes and weights
  • count them
  • use them for imaginative play activities
Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6334


This lockable plastic box features two sets of three-dimensional shapes to be posted into the box. Then your child can use the colourful chunky key to open the door and retrieve the shapes.

H16 x W17 x D22cm (boxed)

Age 1+

Play Ideas>>
  • Sorting
  • Problem solving
  • Locks and keys
Price: £11.65
£13.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6325

A magnificent 12 piece wooden puzzle comprising 3 different shapes in 4 different sizes to develop colour matching, size sequencing and logical thinking. With large knob to make the pieces easier to grasp.

Tray size 38 x 38 x 5.3cm

Age 2+.

Play Ideas>>
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Colour
Price: £49.99
£59.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6324

A set of 9 chunky solid wood shapes that are lovely to handle and can help develop shape recognition through touching and matching.

Shapes include: Circle, triangle, square, cylinder, cube, cone, pyramid, sphere and triangular pyramid.

Size 38x38x9cm

Age 2+

Play Ideas>>
  • Shape recognition
  • 3 D shapes
  • Matching
Price: £41.65
£49.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6323

A double sided Square large knob matching puzzle – on one side the board shows colour spots which children match the correct square shaped piece to. On the reverse it is blank so they match the correct piece by size. A beautifully made puzzle.

Size 38 x 12 x 5.8cm.

Price: £24.99
£29.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6321

Practise sorting, fine motor skills and co-ordination using the tweezer tongs just like a pencil building the muscle control & coordination children need to begin writing! Kit includes

50 rubber balls in 5 different colours, one pair of blue 6” tweezer tongs, sorting tray with 5 removable, transparent tubes.

Play Ideas>>
  • Fine motor skills
  • Colours
  • Sorting
Price: £33.32
£39.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6319

A set of five vinyl boxes in graduated sizes containing the corresponding number of squeaky animals representing numbers from 1 to 5. The numeral and counting dots appear on the outside of the boxes to further re-inforce
early numbers.

The largest box is 12cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Numbers
  • Counting
  • Tactile and Visual
Price: £62.49
£74.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6317

A brightly coloured set of 12 blocks 3 each of red, blue, green and yellow. The blocks are filled with either small, medium or large coloured balls.

Ideal for sorting and sound and with soft plastic edges for easy gripping they are safe for babies 6 months upwards. Size 5cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Play with sound
  • Play with colous
  • Play with size
Price: £39.15
£46.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6306


Boost essential maths skills and help children to speed up progress with this targeted selection of maths resources. Embed the learning through active play and investigation across your setting! Pack comes with helpful notes and ideas for evidencing impact and is supplied in a sturdy Gratnells tray.
Consists of:
• Bumber pebbles (number bonds 1-10)
• Ladybugs Counting Set
• Helping young children with Numeracy book
• Crispin the crow puppet
• Sorting Stones
• Active Number cards
• Set of 6 tabards,
• Maths outdoors book
• Dinosaur Match and Measure Bones and Dinosaur Match and Measure Cards

Price: £150.00
£180.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6303

A quality wooden activity box where children can post and match wooden tiles. Includes Box and lid with 8 guide boards and 48 pattern cards.

Box 33 x 15 x 7cm. Tiles 4.8 x 4.8cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Posting
  • Sorting
Price: £33.33
£40.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6256

A beautifully colourful sorting platter comprising: A set of 30 small coloured pegs, a set of 72 sea creature counters, one pair of tweezers and the sorting platter tray. It is an ideal resource for counting, sorting by colour or by sea creature, attaching the pegs and picking up the counters with the tweezers will help develop fine motor skills. Very popular with Occupational Therapists.

Play Ideas>>
  • Sorting
  • Fine motor skills
  • Counting
Price: £22.49
£26.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6227

A set of four red posting boxes each with a particular shape on the front; square, triangle, square and rectangle.

Children sort the 40 double sided posting cards into the correct box; The cards have real life photographic images on one side and a drawing and the name of the shape on the reverse.

Ideal for learning shapes and fine motor skills.

Post boxes measure 14 x 6 x 6cm. Cards measure 5 x 3.5cm. Age 3+

Play Ideas>>
  • Shape recognition
  • Sorting
  • Fine Motor Skills
Price: £26.60
£31.92 inc. VAT


Product code: B6226

This is a newly developed game involving posting which so many children love to do.

A set of six brightly coloured posting boxes together with 60 double sided posting cards. The cards have real life photographic images on one side and the name of the colour printed in corresponding coloured lettering.

Ideal for learning colours and fine motor skills.

Play Ideas>>
  • Sorting
  • Colours
  • Picture recognition
  • Posting - fine motor skills
Price: £37.49
£44.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6219

A brightly coloured and robust teapot with lid and 4 mini tea cups that can be colour matched to the correct shape in the teapot.  Can  help to develop fine motor skills and shape recognition as well as start some imaginative play..

Not suitable for hot liquids.

Children must be supervised at all times whilst using liquids in this product. Age 1+

Play Ideas>>
  • Fine motor skills
  • Shape recognition
  • Imaginative play
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6216

A flexible resource with great child appeal, Sorting Stones offers the opportunity to explore colour, shape and pattern in a wide variety of contexts including sand, water and small world play both indoors and outdoors.

Each set includes 20 stones, with five bug body shapes - circle, square, rectangle, triangle and hexagon, in four colours - red, blue, yellow, and green. Cast from a unique mix including real stone, each durable stone measures 40-45mm and has a colourful bug character engraved on one side. 

A leaflet with additional activities is also included with ideas for introducing the stones to the setting and games exploring sorting, counting and pattern skills.

Play Ideas>>
  • Sort by colour
  • Sort by shape
  • Early patterning
  • Tactile to handle
Price: £20.00
£24.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6182

A set of 8 large cardboard crayon tubes with 48 colour coded items.  Children will love to sort the items into the correctly coloured crayon.

Ideal for learning colours, colour recognition, patterning, counting and naming objects.  Children who enjoy putting objects into things will particularly like this activity.

Age 3+  Size of crayons  24cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Colour recognition
  • Sorting
  • Naming the objects
Price: £40.82
£48.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6176

A fabulous set of 14 sea creatures in 6  different colours. Includes lobster, crab, seahorse, penguin, starfish, swordfish,terrapin and others. A total of 84 counters.

Children will have so much fun sorting, classifying and counting these colourful sea creatures.

Play Ideas>>
  • Counting
  • Sorting
  • Classifying
Price: £9.99
£11.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6174

Set of 6 brightly coloured flower shaped trays, great for all counting, sorting and classifying activities and also ideal for use as a paint tray.

You will find counters and pegs on the website to use with these trays.

Size: Diameter: 400m, depth 40mm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Sorting items
  • Counting items
  • Attach pegs to the sides
  • Use as paint trays
Price: £15.82
£18.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6095

A brightly coloured set of 4 wipeable vinyl boxes with lids and 16 items.  Each box meaures 13 x 13 x 13cm and contains 4 tactile items of of the same colour - a fruit , an animal, a crayon and a squeezy ball. Age 18 months.

Play Ideas>>
  • tactile
  • learning colours
  • sorting
Price: £62.49
£74.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6094

A really appealing set of 4 wipeable vinyl boxes with lids each containing 4 tactile items of the same shape, (16 in total) including a labeled beanbag, an abstract shape and 2 everyday objects.  A fun and hands-on resource to reinforce and generalise shapes.

Play Ideas>>
  • learning shapes
  • tactile
  • sorting
Price: £62.49
£74.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6083

A set of 4 tree stumps, squirrel squeezers, 20 coloured acorns and a game spinner.  Children spin the spinner to match the coloured acorns then use the Squirrel Squeezers to place the acorns in the holes in their tree stump to win the game.  Ideal for colour matching, strategic thinking and fine motor skills.  Ages 3+

Play Ideas>>
  • colour matching
  • strategic thinking
  • fine motor skills
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5962

Use this fabulous fruit pie to practise sorting,counting and fine motor skills as children sort the colourful plastic fruit counters by their attributes.

Place the sorting cards into the pie base to provide visual cues.  Help children to listen for 2 words  by asking them to "find a green banana"  or "find a yellow banana"  or  add a number/quantity  to make it listening for 3 words. 

You will find an enormous amount of  educational and play value for children with this pie set.. 

Set includes 60 x 4cm fruit counters,, 22cm durable plastic pie, removable divider, three double-sided sorting cards, 2 sets of jumbo tweezers and an activity guide.

Play Ideas>>
  • Counting
  • Sorting
  • Fine Motor Skills
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5957

A fun Beginner Pattern Blocks set consists of 5 double sided boards with 10 recessed design templates. Children place the brightly coloured geometric shapes to make patterns and complete each picture by matching the shape size and colour. Or use the pattern block pieces to create their own designs. These Beginner Blocks come in a sturdy wooden storage box.

Size 3"x11"x11". Ages 2+

Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5922

Attribute Apples are a lovely colourful and tactile set of apples in a barrel. The different attributes of the apples are used for comaparing and practising listening skills and sorting.

Sort and classify apples by 5 attributes, including size, colour and physical features such as stem, leaf, and worm. The set includes 27 apples and an Activity Guide.

Largest apple measures 4cm H.

Play Ideas>>
  • Listening for 2 words
  • Sorting
  • Counting
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5831

This is a set of 25 brightly coloured wooden pieces to match and stack on three rods. Rings, octagons and rectangles. Ideal for building and early shape and colour recognition.  Great value 3 in1 puzzle to help children with varying abilities. 

Dimensions 28 x 9 x 22cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Stacking
  • Sorting shapes
  • Naming shapes and colours
Price: £14.15
£16.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5801

A set of 20 textured and cloth bones - smooth, silky, scratchy, bumpy, ribbed and more - together with Ruff the dog in his  kennel.  Feel the textured bones, match them by texture, hide them in the kennel for a mystery feely game or simply sort them into colours.  An engaging sensory toy to stimulate children's sense of touch.

A tactile toy to appeal to dog loving children!
Bones measure 5cm long.

Play Ideas>>
  • Matching
  • Sorting
  • Explore Texture
  • Colours
Price: £27.49
£32.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5790

A wooden posting drum which helps develop  both visual and kinetic skills. Children have to insert the six brightly coloured shapes into the wooden drum through the correct holes. This product helps with colour and shape matching and recognition. The shapes also contain plastic beads which rattle when shaken for extra fun. The product is durable and the paints used are non-toxic.   Measures 16 x 8cm and each shape 4.5 x 4.5cm.

Price: £14.15
£16.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5788

Eight familiar shapes in an extra thick wooden puzzle with bold outlines and large wooden pegs for easier grasping.  Full-colour with matching pictures  underneath each piece. Encourage hand-eye, fine motor and visual perception skills.

Dimensions: 12" x 15.5" x 1.5" 

Play Ideas>>
  • Shape recognition and sorting
  • Eye hand co-ordination
  • Concentration
Price: £13.32
£15.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5786

A superb quality extra thick wooden puzzle with large chunky wooden knobs to help children to pick up the shaped pieces and place them in or take them out of the puzzle.  Full-colour, matching pictures appear underneath each piece. A great activity to encourage eye-hand and visual perception skills. Safe for 1 years and over.

Play Ideas>>
  • Matching
  • Sorting
Price: £8.75
£10.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B5700

A solid Wooden Board activity with 9 hinged doors on a colourful barnyard scene. Children will enjoy opening the doors to find and name magnetic animal pieces hiding behind each door. Measures 12.25" x 9.25" x 0.75"

Price: £13.32
£15.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5686

A set of 6 different coloured wooden bees to be sorted into little beehives of the same colour by hand or with the wooden tweezers. A nice activity for sorting and fine motor skills. Hives measure 4.5cm. Age 3+

Play Ideas>>
  • Sorting
  • Fine motor skills
  • Colour matching
Price: £17.49
£20.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5631


A beautifully-crafted wooden bus with various wooden animals to be posted through the correct slots on the side panels. On the bottom deck a wooden slider allows different images of animals to appear in the window slots. Animals can be unloaded through a door at the back of the bus.

Ideal for sorting, naming animals and imaginative play.

Size 360mm x 210mm.

Age 18 months +

Price: £21.65
£25.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5534

A set of 12 fabric squares with a black and white pattern on one side, a coloured image on the reverse side and different textures inside each one.  A super sensory resource for matching and sorting in 3 different ways.  All in a handy fabric drawstring bag.  

Play Ideas>>
  • Matching
  • Textures
Price: £19.16
£22.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5486

A set of 16 quality rubberwood blocks consisting of four different colours each with 4 different types of content - namely- Coloured Acrylic, Sand, Beads & Water.

These are super to handle and encourage building, comparing and sorting into sets.  Each block has a different set of properties  to explore - shape, colour and content.  The blocks are also an ideal resource for using on a light box
Size: As an example the rectangle measures 14cm x 7cm x 4cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Building
  • Sorting
  • Comparing
  • Exploring shape and content
Price: £37.49
£44.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5388

The classifying fun deck contains 56 colourful and clearly illustrated cards to classify and help children practise and develop categorizing skills.

The deck includes 14 classification sets with four cards in each category - for example one category is clothing and the 4 cards to be sorted into this classification set are socks, shirt, trousers and hat.  The Farm Animals set consists of pig,  cow, chicken, horse and so on.   The set includes an instruction card with various game ideas and all can be stored in the handy flip lid tin.  A hugely popular language resource for parents, teachers and therapists.  

Play Ideas>>
  • Early categorising and sorting skills
  • Clear unfussy pictures
Price: £11.04
£13.25 inc. VAT


Product code: B5383

A set of 56 cards (28 pairs) to help practise pairing objects with similar characteristics - each pair has a group card for example for fruits (orange, apple and grapes) and an individual  object card (banana)  that belongs in that category too.

The illustrations are bright and fun but not cluttered.  Ideal for group or one to one work.

A game card is included which suggest other games such as a memory game and sorting race.  To begin with do not use all of the cards at once split them up into similar categories so as not to overwhelm your child and help him to focus on a few cards.  Handy flip top storage tin included.             

Play Ideas>>
  • Clear illustrations
  • Sorting into categories
  • Matching
Price: £10.82
£12.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5332

A set of 10 pairs of textured squares in a handy cotton drawstring bag. A fun and tactile matching activity for young children. Ideal for children needing sensory stimulation and or with a visual impairment.

Play Ideas>>
  • Help explore texture
  • The language of texture
  • Sorting textures and colours
Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5206

A matching activity to encourage little fingers to match 12 coloured discs with different textures on a wooden base board. Nice chunky pieces and vibrant colours to help tactile defensive children feel and sort in a fun and rewarding way.

 Size 220 x 170 x 35mm

Play Ideas>>
  • Awareness of texture
  • Colour recognition
  • Fine motor skills
Price: £11.25
£13.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B5175

A set of 4 pictures on thick sturdy card with various pieces in different shapes sizes and colours which need to be matched to the picture. Can be used as a learning activity or played as a game with 2-4 players. An ideal way to reinforce learning of shapes, sizes and colours.

Play Ideas>>
  • Shape, size and colour recognition
  • Visual skills
  • Co-ordination
Price: £7.49
£8.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5119

The Sound Puzzle Box is a shape sorter with 3 different geometrical shapes. Each shape shows a funny face which makes a squeaky noise as it slides to the bottom of the cylinder. This shape sorter helps children learn about shapes and colours, as well as providing plenty of entertainment.

Play Ideas>>
  • Colour and shape recognition
  • Fine motor skills
  • Attention and listening
Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5108

A set of 24 beautifully finished wooden fruits to thread, bananas, apples, cherries, blueberries, oranges and pears. The fruits are delightful to handle with large holes which combined with the thread having a wooden 'needle' make threading easier.

Play Ideas>>
  • Threading
  • Eye hand coordination
  • Counting and sorting
Price: £29.15
£34.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5024

A set of 10 different coloured Beanie bags with the name of each colour stitched onto one side. Ideal for early colour recognition activities.

Play Ideas>>
  • Fun to handle
  • Basis for many games
  • Turn taking
Price: £13.33
£16.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B5022

A set of 26 colourful beanie bags showing each letter in lower case on one side and upper case on the reverse with a handy drawstring cloth bag. A fun and feely sensory product to introduce and practice the alphabet.

Play Ideas>>
  • Fun to handle
  • Early literacy
  • Clear and unfussy
Price: £18.33
£22.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B5021

A colourful and sturdy wooden shape sorter with 4 delightful wooden animals to be posted. Children will love the feel of these shapes, and little hands can easily retrieve the shapes through a hole in the base.

Play Ideas>>
  • Shape recognition
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Eye hand coordination
Price: £15.82
£18.98 inc. VAT