The sequencing and pattern beads is ideal for providing practise in hand/eye co-ordination and early maths skills. The set consists of 180 beads – 6 different shapes each in 5 colours plus 16 brightly coloured pattern cards made of heavy duty plastic which are graduated in difficulty from 8 to 14 beads. The sequencing and pattern beads set also contains 4 wooden rods, a strong wooden storage box and 4 laces. The beads are 2.5cm in diameter and the wooden storage box measures 38.5cm x 48cm x 5cm high. Ages 3+ years.
Play is an important part of early childhood. Exploratory play and inquiry using the sequencing & pattern beads encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun. Children are encouraged to explore, investigate and develop ideas and hypothesis. They can test their ideas, and find new ways of building, creating, drawing, thinking etc. The use of open ended resources promote exploratory and investigative play as well as inquiry based learning. Creativity and imagination is developed through new ways of thinking. Often social skilled are built through team work, and language and communication skills improve. Perseverance is developed as children keep exploring and investigating their surroundings. Children will become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity through play. Play encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun.