This week’s collections object is a Playskool Postal Station! Playskool produced this childhood favorite from the 1940s into the late 1970s. This wooden mailbox shape sorter included six blocks in three different shapes. By placing each block into its corresponding hole on top of the Postal Station, children were practicing concentration and learning the basics of shape discrimination.
Put on your looking eyes and see if you can find it during your next visit! And while you are looking high and low, don’t forget to encourage curiosity by asking open-ended questions and engaging your child in the conversation. For example: How many squares can you find? How many triangles? What does a circle look like?