Bead Sequencing Set
Stack the brightly coloured beads on five hardwood dowels to match the pattern cards! Includes more than 45 brightly coloured wooden beads and 5 double-sided wooden pattern cards. A sturdy wooden storage box contains all the pieces and holds the dowels upright for playtime. The 10 patterns increase in difficulty to build matching, sequencing, and fine motor skills.Details
- Pattern-matching activity set
- Includes 46 brightly coloured wooden beads and 5 double-sided wooden pattern cards
- Sturdy wooden storage box holds the dowels upright for playtime
- 10 patterns increase in difficulty
- Promotes matching, sequencing, and fine motor skills
Age: 4+ years
Size: 32.5 x 5.2 x 31.5 cm packaged
- Turn the boards upside-down for a new set of sequence challenges.
- Ask the child to sort the pieces into groups by colour or shape. Count each group and discuss which has the most pieces and which has the fewest pieces.
- Create a colour sequence on one of the dowels and ask the child to repeat the colours on the next dowel, using any of the shapes.
- Create a shape sequence on one of the dowels and ask the child to repeat the shapes on the next dowel, using any of the colours.
- Begin a simple pattern (such as red, blue, red, blue) with beads on a dowel. Ask the child to continue the pattern to fill the dowel.
- Fill one of the dowels with a rainbow sequence: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Ask the child to replicate the colour sequence on the other dowels to create entire rows of rainbow colours.
- Create a number line: Place one bead on the first dowel, two beads on the second dowel, and so on. Then count along the number line.
- Use the dowels and beads to express mathematical ideas. For instance: "This dowel has 3 beads. I'm holding 2 beads. When I add my beads, 3 put together with 2 makes 5 beads in all!"
- Describe beads aloud and ask the child to follow your spoken instructions to fill a dowel. Extra challenge: Ask the child to remember and carry out a few instructions at a time.