"What the hand does the mind remembers" - Maria Montessori
Our wooden shape tracing boards are the perfect hands-on, tactile early maths resource. Children can begin to recognize some basic 2D shapes by carefully tracing them with their finger or using the tracing stick supplied. We have designed our boards to be reversible so you have the most recognisable 2D shapes children in the early years should know and then on the reverse are other 2D shapes taught in reception. The shapes on the front are a circle, triangle, square and a rectangle. On the reverse is an oval, pentagon, hexagon and a heptagon.
Our resources are based on the Montessori self-directed, hands-on approach to learning. Using our shape tracing boards children will be able to feel each shape and it's properties and start to use the language to describe them e.g. a square has 4 straight sides.
Our shape tracing board comes with a tracing stick which children can use to trace around the shapes.
Our shape tracing boards are made from solid beech and finished in a natural raw oil. The wooden tracing stick is made from beech dowel and is designed to be similar to that of a pencil to help your child develop their pencil grip.
Our products are all UKCA and CE tested.
Please note our products are learning resources and they are not to be used as toys. Your child should always be supervised by an adult when using them.
Our wooden shape tracing boards are 50cm long and 11.5cm wide. This is the same dimensions as our number board which makes them easy to store together.
The beech wood tracing stick is 10cm long
To see ideas on how to use your shape board you can follow us on instagram @thelittlecoachhouse where we share photos and videos of the fun ways to use them.
** If you are an Early Years Educator or school and want to order several boards for your setting, please send us a message as we provide special discount rates for multiple orders.