Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set

Item # LER 3060
Ages 3+
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Product Description

Develop color recognition and sorting skills with bushels of realistic, relationally sized produce. Perfect for dramatic play and nutrition lessons too.

Includes:

     • 25 foods
     • 5 baskets
     • 5 stickers for labeling – red, yellow, orange, green and purple
     • Activity guide

Baskets measure 4”H x 5.5”D

Grades: PreK+

Common Core State Standards Alignment: Counting & Cardinality, Measurement & Data, Operations & Algebraic Thinking

Learning Styles: Tactile, Visual

Skill Development:

Math – Brushes up on early math skills by counting each piece as it's tossed into a basket.

Basic Concepts - Five colors and 25 pieces of produce can give students a bushel full of knowledge as they identify and name the objects or group and sort by kind or color.

Language - Play games to incorporate receptive and expressive language skills. Request a particular color or fruit, "I want three green vegetables" or ask the student if he has a certain food. If he does not have it, have him identify what he does have to offer. Verbal exchanges through play help students process language and practice responding with their voice.
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Gold Seal & SNAP Awards (2012)
  • 2013 Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ Choice for the Classroom Award
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    Learning ResourcesFarmer's Market Color Sorting Set
     
    4.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Fun (5)
    • Colorful (3)
    • Realistic (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • School (3)
    • Sorting (3)

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    5.0

    Multi-Purpose!

    By Kim

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Creative Development
      • Imaginative Play
      • Indoor
      • Visual Discrimination Skill Building
      • Young Children

      Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

      This toy has made it through all 3 of my children and is still in pristine condition. I recently purchased a set for our church nursery as well, since it has held up so well.

      It serves multiple purposes.

      1) It is great for pretend play and I love that it comes with the color sorting bins for storage.

      2) It is great for a color sorting activity, as intended. I like that there are stickers for the color on both the outside and inside of the bins. (Putting on the stickers is the only 'assembly' necessary.) I like that for the most part the pieces of food are one color. There are a few pieces with 2 colors; the carrot is orange with a green top. And is great for discussion within the color sorting activity.

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      • No

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      5.0

      New Sprouts Farmer's Market

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      By MNErin

      from Fridley, MN

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

      The item description doesn't say which foods are included so I will do that for you. You get 5 of each color of foods.

      red: apple, grapes, raspberries, strawberry, tomato
      yellow: apple, banana, corn, lemon, pepper
      orange: apricot, carrot, clementine/orange, pepper, pumpkin
      green: apple, broccoli, cucumber, lime, pepper
      purple: berries, eggplant, grapes, onions, plum

      I love this toy! I am a huge fan of the New Sprouts line that I recently discovered. Seriously the best play food I've ever seen! I got so excited about it I gave her some presents early because I knew she'd love it and then bought more for Christmas. She's 19mos old right now and this food is sized perfectly for her hands and very realistically detailed (although not sized to scale to keep it well proportioned to her hands). Its made of a high quality rubbery kind of plastic that seems like it will hold up for years and years. I love that this set has a pumpkin (its so cute) as well as foods that are unique to this set such as the different colors of apples, the colored peppers (yellow orange and green), raspberries, purple version of the onion, eggplant, lime, and red grapes

      The only thing that disappointed me about this toy was that it didn't come with the red pepper because it comes with the 3 other colors of peppers. Before finding this product I had ordered the new sprouts veggie bushel for my daughter and I returned it once I ordered this thinking that all of the foods would be duplicates of things from other sets I purchased already....except for the red pepper. I didn't catch that the red pepper was exclusive to the veggie bushel set until my farmers market came today and Im like wheres the red pepper? So the part of me that likes to have complete sets of things is frustrated because if I re-buy the veggie bushel I will then have duplicates of every other veggie.

      So anyways my nitpicky suggestion would be to replace the red grapes with the red pepper...(doesn't seem like red grapes are a very common thing I usually just see purple and green at my grocery store) and replace the cucumber (because it is found in other sets) with green grapes and then the set would be completely perfect!

      When I saw this toy online I was a little confused at first because this toy looked just like the new sprouts foods in the picture but wasn't called that. So I asked the company and they confirmed it is the same quality of foods and now that I own it I can confirm that myself! Im not sure why this product isn't called new sprouts or why it's labeled ages 3 and up when the new sprouts is labeled 2 and up and it's the same toys but whatever I love it! I love that we can play food now and later on use it to help her learn colors and play in different ways. Very nice!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Appears as described

      By betty boop

      from Orlando, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

      Bought this for my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter for Christmas. Would have rated it higher if it had been given to her already but it's not Christmas yet and I therefore haven't seen it work.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Versatile and High Quality

      By Not Quite Susie Homemaker

      from Las Vegas, NV

      Pros

      • Open Ended
      • Realistic
      • Sturdy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

          We absolutely love this set and use it daily. My son loves to use it to sort the produce by color of course, but we use it for so much more, including learning where the fruits & vegetables come from, playing a guessing game using characteristics of the items, counting, and more. The items are very high quality and so realistic! I highly recommend this set. {Note: I received this item to review it on my blog, but all opinions are 100% honest.}

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          5.0

          WONDERFUL!

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          By Kristen from Ohio

          from Ohio

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Educational
          • fun
          • Multi-age
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daycare
            • Home
            • Preschool
            • School

            Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

            I love the variety of foods in the set. I LOVE that there are NO donuts, cakes, muffins etc… Just fruits and veggies. It is so much to sit down and play this with our son. He will sort by colors a little bit but then just starts his own games. He enjoys filling baskets and then dumping them back out. He says, "Cooking dinner." It is very cute. If your kids have a play kitchen this would be awesome! If you are ever wondering what to get a day care provider or teacher….get this set. it is fun and educational and very versatile too.

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            5.0

            Love it!

            By Daily Mothering

            from USA

            Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

            We received this set for a blog review and absolutely love it. My son is 22 months and plays with it every day. The fruit and vegetables are made from softer plastic that makes them look and feel more real. The pieces are big and chunky, and brightly colored. This is a fantastic set both for pretend play and learning!

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            5.0

            Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set

            By Meghan M.

            from Allen Park, Michigan

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Easy to clean
            • Educational fun
            • Great detail
            • Imaginative Play
            • Realistically Sized
            • Stacking Clean Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Recognition
              • Daycare
              • Dramatic play
              • Fruit Vegetable Recog
              • Group Play
              • Homeschool
              • Imaginative play
              • Preschool
              • Sorting
              • Stacking Skills

              Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

              My 2 year old LOVES to sort all the fruits and vegetables away in the stack-able baskets. There are enough pieces to make this a group play date educational activity.

              The only thing I'm going to add as a CON that I didn't add in the CON area because it's not really a flaw on their part but the part where you apply the color of the basket is small. If the basket is not faced towards the child they don't know which basket is which.

              So I placed the EXTRA solid color stickers that come in the box, ON TOP and folded over, above the initial color sticker with the words on them. I hope that made sense! But since I did that it's been A LOT easier on him. (:

              I am not sure WHY they don't add the stickers on themselves and have you do it. Possibly to give you the option to add with words or just the solid color. But I would rather them do the stickers and add some kind of color strip on top, the rim area.

              Other than that, we love it!

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              5.0

              Terrific Toy!!

              By Sarah's Blog Of Fun

              from Greenfield, MA

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

              I thought this was a very well made toy!!! It is harder plastic, so it takes a beating! My boys love it!!

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              4.0

              Realistic, fun sorting activity!

              By Mammamoiselle

              from Bernardsville, NJ

              Pros

              • fun
              • Realistic
              • Sorting skills

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At home play
                • Classrooms
                • Color Recognition
                • Food groups intro
                • Sorting
                • Vocab Building

                Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

                This is the perfect new accessory toy for my 3 year old. He can do the grocery shopping with his cart and then pretend to stop off a the farmer's market for produce. Not only is it a great vocabulary builder, we also are able to sort the fruits and vegetables by color and even food type.

                This is a great set - with vibrant colors and realistic looking foods that kids just love!

                I highly recommend it for both at-home play and classrooms!

                *I received the above product for the purposes of reviewing it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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                5.0

                Love this set!

                By Joanna

                from Rochester, NY

                Comments about Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set:

                I love, love, LOVE our new Farmer's Market Coloring Sorting Set from Learning Resources. Seriously, this is one of my favorite educational kids games and toys we have ever gotten. What I love about it is the infinite ways to play, and how it will grow with your child. First of all, it's coloring matching, which is something we all try to teach our young toddlers. There are 5 baskets that are labeled with each color. It was really fun for my youngest to run around sorting out all the fruit. Also, it's great to teach my kids all about the fruits and vegetables. Some more well known like apples, strawberries, and carrots, and other fun unique ones like eggplant and yellow peppers. And finally, these also just make a great addition to any play kitchen set. The food has a great texture, smooth and slightly squishy. I know they will last a long time, and I highly recommend this fun toy set to anyone!

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