The Knobbed Cylinders are a Montessori Sensorial material.
This material primarily engages the senses of touch and sight.
It also lays the foundation for future work in mathematics and language, as children learn words such as ‘height’ and ‘diameter’, it encourages children to compare, organise, count, measure.
What is amazing about this material is that this Montessori material indirectly prepares children for writing, as they begin coordinating their fingers in a pincer grip, which is used later for holding pencils.
The puzzle is comprised of 10 different cylinders with ‘knobs’ used to hold each object using the pincer grip.
There are four different variations of the cylinders. 1. : varies on height and diameter, ie. the tallest cylinder also has the widest diameter. 2. : variation is based on the diameter of each hole. 3. : varies on height and diameter, ie. the tallest cylinder also has the thinnest diameter. 4. : variation is based on the height of the cylinders.
Children are recommended to begin working with the Knobbed Cylinders from the age of three years old.
Size: 15cm x 16cm x 3,5cm
Warning: Not suitable for kids under 3. Choking hazard.
The cylinders are colored with non-toxic and child-safe paint.