I have a dislike of the majority of purchased sorting boxes for children. It seems that when a child is at the age of REALLY WANTING to post items through slots that they're too young to figure out which side a certain shape goes into, and it causes a lot of frustration.
So, six children down the track, I decided to do something about it. I designed this sorting box, and my husband made it.
Then we went around the house and found safe bits and pieces to include in the box that were fun to post through the various holes.
It was very popular with our sixth child (and his older siblings).
He liked to slide the lid on and off, and post EVERYTHING through the biggest hole, or if he was feeling up to the challenge he would post the items through the most appropriate hole!
We regularly found new things for him to post through the holes so the game had new challenges.
Unfortunately I can only find the lid for this game now! The box is hiding somewhere even though I've looked in every box-shaped gap, so our seventh child makes do with posting things into empty tissue boxes, and other cardboard boxes that I cut holes and slots into. Almost just as fun!