Cell Shape Sorter
What you get
Build your baby’s fine motor skills (and their biology knowhow!) with this shape sorter modeled after the building blocks of life — cells! Help them hone their hand-eye coordination, color recognition, and shape-matching skills as they figure out which blocks fit into which holes. Then flip through the pages of a colorful biology-themed board book, and discover what makes cells so special.
Dimensions: 6.75 inches (L) x 6.75 inches (W) x 5.5 inches (H)
Materials: Solid Wood and Cotton String
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Circle, square, mitochondria! Learn your shapes and biology all at the same time! We put a fun biology twist on a classic shape sorter. Name the parts of a cell as you sort the organelle blocks and discover how cells make things grown in our board book, Hello, Cell! ”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Prototypes created: 7
Types of cells in the running: 2
Organelles considered: 9
My son loved the shape organizer! Loved the entire crate.
I really like this product! I've never bought a cell sorter for my baby because she already played with one at daycare and the babies lose interest pretty soon once they figure them out, but this toy is gonna be different! Even after the baby has learned how to sort the shapes, it can still be used to teach them about cells, so I'm predicting it will outlast many of the more advanced toys and it will become a very cute desk decoration, one day! I really value the reusability of children's toys, as most are only played with for a few months, so toys that have more than one function like this one are genius, to me! The baby loves it, and the toddler is fascinated by the accompanying book and uses the shapes as reference. Very good idea. The colors are engaging without being overstimulating. Hope we'll see more toys like this one!
Grand daughter likes to be read to from the book. My son said she also has a favorite shape. I don't know any more since due to covid I can't visit in person to see how she interacts with the toy.