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Under The Sea Sorting Set

The colourful sorting toys in this ocean-themed set are ideal for early years maths learning in at preschool or at home.

Play with the colourful sea stars, jellyfish, octopi, turtles, and fish. There are 25 counters in 5 fun bright colours.
This maths sorting set is ideal for counting, grouping, pattering, subitising, and more.
Use the 2 double-sided play mats with the foam liner to complete the 14+ activities included in the Activity Guide.
As children use one hand to hold the mat in place, while pushing and pulling the counters, they practise bilateral integration, which is the ability to coordinate both sides of the body.
Includes 25 sea creatures peg counters, 1 net, 2 coral reefs, 5 sorting shells, 10 double-sided activity cards, 2 play mats, 1 foam liner, and Activity Guide.
Bring maths learning to life with our comprehensive range ofmaths and numeracy resources that build number sense and maths skills through fun play.

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Price £128.00 Available online www.learningresources.co.uk

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Under The Sea Sorting Set Reviews

Product Tested By Gillian Low Billy 4 Years

Gillian Awarded The Under The sea Sorting Set 5/5

It came in quite a large box for the size of the product but the product itself has bright, colourful packaging and is appealing to young children. I am a big fan of anything which encourages learning through play so was excited to have my child try it out. Instructions were clear and easy to understand. He loved the little sea creatures and enjoyed making his own games up with them as well as playing the activities provided. My son had no issues using all the items in this set. He loved the creatures, especially the turtles! The colours were a bit more unusual than some children’s items and he enjoyed sorting the items in the different colours. The set has also helped reinforce the counting skills he had already been working on. It definitely helped with his counting and sorting skills. I was not aware of what subitising was until googling it now and I am not sure this is a concept he was using. My son enjoyed all the different activities. My son was able to hold the play mat in place while pushing along the counters. I am not sure if was as a result of the set – I think it was something he was already doing previously. As I have a younger child who could not be around the small pieces he did not get as much opportunity to use it as he might have done with something my younger child could also have played with but we still played with it at least once a week. This was played with on the dinning table. My son definitely loved the turtles. I liked that it encourages learning while playing – my child was having fun and I knew he was also increasing his counting and sorting skills. I think the age suitability was suitable. I think it would be perfect for nurseries and early school years, the colours and sea animals will really appeal to the children and they will also be learning while using the set. Games/toys which have a learning aspect to them are always worth the money in my view. I would buy this. I would recommend to others with children of a similar age. Lovely set with bright colours and lots of different activities. Great to have something which develops counting skills. The set was lovely and my son really enjoyed playing with it. I loved the learning aspect. Gillian Low Billy 4 Years

Product Tested By Anna Lisowska – Amelia 3 Years

Anna Awarded The Under The Sea Sorting Set 3.8/5

Looking at the box it seems interesting, lots of colours but worried as seems to be a lot of pieces. Slightly too complicated for my 3 year old, good for sorting with colours and numbers. Instructions were written well but seemed a bit complicated for my daughter. She did enjoy this set initially but lost interest quite quickly, she was more interested about putting the pieces into ‘net’ rather than what was the purpose of the game. All the items in the set were a good size and easy to hold. The sea animals were good and my daughter enjoyed playing with these and naming the colours. I feel the counting, grouping skills were a bit too advance for my daughter at 3. The double-sided play mat with activities were too advanced for my daughter at the moment. As she grows older something we could go back to. My daughter was able to hold the play mat in place and push and pull the counters without any issues. Played once with “game purpose” multiple times just using the pieces of the game. This was played with at home. My daughter loved the colourful pieces and the net. I personally felt this as a game was too complicated for my daughter and found pieces of the game everywhere. I feel this game would be more suitable for children aged 4 years plus. I do agree this would be an ideal set to have in nurseries and schools as educational. I feel this set is a bit too expensive. If I had an older child I would buy this but I would look to see this on offer. I would recommend to families with older children. Personally I feel this should be for children aged 4 plus and too complicated for my 3 year old and slightly cheaper. Anna Lisowska – Amelia 3 Years

Product Tested By Rebeca Stobbs – Esme & James – 3 & 6 Years

Rebeca Awarded The Under The Sea Sorting Set 4/5

Although I had Esmé in mind for this my son was also very excited when I unwrapped the box. It looks fun and they couldn’t wait to get their hands on it. We liked the theme of “Under the sea” especially Esmé as there is an under the sea wall painting on the entrance to her nursery. They liked sorting the different creatures and telling me their names. We prefer visual instructions rather than written ones. It slightly dampened the excitement when after opening the box having to sit down and read what we were meant to do in order to play. The children enjoyed making up games ( didn’t have the patience to wait for me to read and understand the instructions). Hide and seek. Counting the different types of colours, creatures etc. Esmé and James both struggled putting the card overlays onto the foam board. Maybe the card is a little on the thin side as when trying to put the clips on it broke/ripped slightly. The creature pieces, shells and nets are a good size, fun colours and cute to look at. Esmé enjoyed counting them, grouping them by style, colour etc. I can’t say if this set improved her counting skills, she enjoyed the playing but not so much the learning. James enjoyed trying to teach her about subtraction by using the creatures and shells, maybe Esmé is too young? Or stubborn! They struggled assembling the cards, board and clips. Maybe if it was easier for a child to use with visual instructions that would engage them more. Initially they played with it for three or four days from receiving it. This was played with in the playroom. They were excited to set it up on their play table. I like the theme and concept. Maybe needs tweaking with regards to instructions and thickness of activity cards. I think 3+ is an ideal age. Any younger would struggle with the activities although the colours and pieces would appeal as cute. I think this would be good for pre-school age and reception age. Needs to be a bit more robust to survive small hands though. I personally wouldn’t pay the £28.99 for it. I find that price high for an item at home but I do think it would be an excellent resource in an education setting as it could tie in with the key stage learning that they would be doing. Rebeca Stobbs – Esme & James – 3 & 6 Years

I would recommend to others with children of a similar age. Lovely set with bright colours and lots of different activities. Great to have something which develops counting skills. The set was lovely and my son really enjoyed playing with it. I loved the learning aspect.

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Gillian Awarded The Under The sea Sorting Set 5/5

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