Learn about colours, shapes, manners and more while on a pretend picnic with the Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket™. Lift the lid to hear cheerful phrases and unpack the 16 play pieces, including colourful plates, forks, cups and food. The interactive shape sorter on the lid recognises the food pieces and says the shape and colour of each one. Hear polite food requests and delightful learning songs by pressing the butterfly button. Drop the correct food in the basket for rewarding responses that encourage good manners. Learning’s a picnic with this friendly basket!
What our experts think
The Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket is great for encouraging shape and colour recognition alongside imaginative play. The children enjoyed the lights and sounds the basket made as they correctly put the shapes through the holes. Matching and sorting games are excellent for introducing problem-solving skills and improving hand-eye coordination.
Our testers enjoyed using the picnic basket in their role play – they explored different food that was recognisable to them and mimicked the ‘eating’ of it. Free, imaginative play is the superfood of the balanced play diet and acting out different real-life scenarios like this in their pretend play helps children to make sense of the world around them.
– Develops memory, concentration and attention skills
– Improves hand-eye coordination
– Great for colour and shape recognition