Sorting of any kind helps a toddler engage his or her brain in reasoning, decision making, as well as motor planning – three incredibly important skills. Rock sorting adds an interesting sensory aspect as well.
There are many ways to sort rocks – here are a few:
- Size (this is an excellent way to work on concept words Like big, little, large,medium, small, tiny, etc.)
- Temperature (this one I learned from our toddler)
- Number of holes
As with any sorting activity, for added benefit ask your toddler tell you about how the objects are sorted, why they chose to sort that way, and where an unsorted object might fit.