Shape sorters helps develop recognition of shapes and colors while also encouraging eye-hand coordination, problem solving, and fine and gross motor skill development. This two-part elliptical shape sorter and 8 colorful shapes (2 stars, 2 circles, 2 squares, 2 triangles) are the perfect size and weight for little hands. Each piece slides easily into the chute cut-outs on both the top and bottom of the sorter, which opens with a simple twist, separating the two halves and letting the pieces out again. Made from 100% recycled plastic, no BPA, phthalates or PVC, meets FDA food contact standards, and it's easy to clean and dishwasher safe. 6+ months.