Our Rainbow Architect Rectangles are made from beautiful smooth solid beechwood with a natural woodgrain finish in the seven different colours of the rainbow. The rectangles nest together as a set with the inner block being a solid 3D rectangle. This shape set will allow your child to unlock their creativity and innovation.
Learning through play, the nesting set can be used to design and construct towers or create homes for small world play people or animals, whilst encouraging and developing mathematical logic to sort the shapes by colour or size; learning the geometric properties of rectangles; exploring size and scale; using mathematical language (larger, smaller, taller, wider) and for improving language skills and descriptive vocabulary.
Try using with our Wooden Architect Columns and Natural Architect Square Panels for extended learning and play opportunities!
Nursery World Awards 2019
Described as an "outstanding" resource with "endless" learning opportunities, these sets were used in one of the settings to build different objects, nest together and colour match, and produced lots of "rich language, moving and handling and collaborative play".
The smooth edges are safe for younger children, and a child with special educational needs in one setting loved them, and said "rainbow" for all of them because of the colours. Testers commended the open-endedness of the product and their value for exploring a range of concepts - colour, size, shapes, curved and straight - as well as how shapes fit together.
A very "versatile and open-ended resource" [said] one setting whose children used them to create patterns and design rooms which they filled with small-world play people and furniture. The shapes are also useful for helping the children to learn colours, shapes and sizes and use mathematical terminology such as "larger", "smaller, "taller" and "wider", which is great for broadening their descriptive vocabulary.
"I would definitely recommend them to other settings - and they are a timeless resource that we look forward to using with the children for many years to come!" enthused one tester.
Set includes: 7 wooden rectangles.
Size: Largest rectangle H 14.8cm x L 22.2cm x W 4cm.
Age: Suitable from 12 months.
Product Code: 73414