Melissa & Doug Stacking Train, Classic

18 solid-wood brightly colored pieces. Ages 2+. Stacking train helps teach basic color recognition, sorting, fine motor skills and problem solving; encourages imaginative play and beginning counting skills. Extension Activities: Ask the child to count the number of cars on the train. Ask the child to point to the car that has only one shape cargo block on it. Ask the child to identify the shape of the cargo block. If the child is not familiar with the shape, explain that it is a rectangle. Ask the child to remove all the cargo blocks from the train and sort them by color. Count each color group with the child. Repeat the activity until the child is able to count each group independently. Place all the blocks in a row. Ask the child to count each block. Repeat the activity until the child is able to count all fifteen blocks. Ask the child to count the wheels on the train and to identify their shape. If the child is not familiar with the shape, explain that a wheel is round like a circle. We care about your comments. Please call us! www.MelissaAndDoug.com. Melissa & Doug products meet or exceed all US toy testing standards and pass our high quality requirements. Made in China.