What It Is
The Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes uses delicious-looking play food to help preschoolers with interactive shape and color identification. The set comes with eight cupcakes that pull apart to reveal a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon, star, and heart. Match the shapes to put them back together. Then, match the shapes on the cupcakes to the shapes in the bottom of each cupcake tin.
Why It’s Fun
With these cute and colorful pretend cupcakes, preschoolers are introduced to shapes, colors, and matching as they play. Pulling apart and putting together the cupcake pieces helps with fine motor skills. Aside from the educational component, this is a fun play food set that will engage kids in imaginative play.
Who It’s For
Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes is for ages 2 and up. The shape sorting will entertain kids up to about age 4, but you may want to keep this in the toy box, as the play food is colorful and may inspire other kinds of open-ended play.
What To Be Aware Of
Some of the cupcake pieces are difficult even for an adult to take apart. We're not sure that preschoolers will have the dexterity to do it without help.
Learning Resources recommends that you wash the play pieces thoroughly before use. We recommend that, too, because the bottom cupcake pieces have a slight chemical smell that you'll probably want to wash away before giving to your child.