Your little learner is brimming with excitement to explore and discover the world. Manila Wooden Toys recognizes the need to provide them with the right tools and a beautiful environment to nurture those curious minds.
Introducing yet another gorgeous set made entirely by Filipino artisans in Laguna - the Creative Explorer Sorting Tray - a set designed specifically for the little scientist in every child. Made in beautiful natural finish pinewood with smooth rounded handles perfect for tiny hands, the set comes with 2 inner boxes that holds 3 pcs of 1 inch pine wooden balls and 20 pcs wooden coins of two kinds - mahogany and pine - which lends a natural light and dark contrast that invites the learner to sort. Common among MWT toys, we designed the set to be multifunctional and open-ended with a pair of 8inch pine wooden tongs that will help develop and refine a child's pincer grasp - the precursor skill to writing and other activities of daily living. The small wooden balls are perfect beginner pieces for the smallest hands and as they develop those graspers, they can move on to transfering and sorting wooden coins.
Our Creative Explorer Sorting Tray was specifically designed to engage a child’s maximum effort during play. Instead of using flimsy thin plywood, we used brand new premium pinewood thick enough to lend weight to the set, a total of approximately 1 kg (2.2lbs). Heavy work activities have shown to improve sensory processing in children and increase attention, modulating a child’s level of arousal through improved sensory input to the muscles and joints. This is perfect work for a clumsy child who almost always breaks things by accident!
Bring the tray anywhere - in the home environment or even outdoors to collect rocks or leaves to study each piece, sort, count, draw, make believe. Endless possibilities in a beautifully crafted piece.
Not recommended for children below 3 yo due to presence of small parts. Wooden coins may be used with complete supervision but please be aware that these are potential choking hazards especially for mouthing children. Wooden tongs are breakable if pulled apart forcefully, thrown, or stepped on - a learning opportunity to model gentle handling and care of objects.
Total weight: 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
Pinewood tray 8 x 10 x 2.5”
Pinewood sorting boxes 4 x 4 x 2.125” 2 pcs
8” Pinewood tong 1 pc
1 x 0.25 ” Mahogany coin 10 pcs
1 x 0.25” Pine coins 10 pcs
3 pcs 1 inch pine wooden balls
Finished with beeswax infused with orange and lavender