The shapes puzzle board is designed to introduce children/tamariki to the understanding of four common shapes.
The engraved shapes allow children to trace with their finger or dowel, to feel the curves and angles that form each individual shape. The puzzle then allows for matching alongside the labelling of the shapes in English and te reo Māori.
The child can use their finger to trace and feel the curves and angles of the shapes and can also use the dowel to begin to make the movements with a pencil like tool, which also helps develop their pencil grip. To provide even more difficulty, the child can push a small ball or marble around the shapes using the dowel.
Another hands on way for exploring with this board is to use materials such as seeds, petals and beads to fill in the letters and create a piece of art.
Board is made with untreated pine and finished with a combination of natural oils to enhance and protect the wood.