Beginner Pattern Blocks
This multiple award winning game is an excellent first manipulative. Five two-sided boards with 10 recessed design templates are ready to fill with brightly coloured geometric shapes. Children can complete the pictures or create their own designs. Everything stores neatly in a sturdy wooden storage box. There are many ways to grade and adapt this activity to help a child achieve multiple developmental goals, eg tracing and colouring the shapes to make a paper copy of the template picture, adding language and sequencing instructions, creating unique geometric patterns and designs.