The girls were SO excited when I opened up the lacing buttons--they both got to work stringing necklaces, and I know we'll get lots of use out of them in the years to come.
Here are some of our other favorite math toys! (Affiliate links used for your convenience. All of these items have been purchased by us--not a sponsored post!)
Measure Up Stacking Cups (Discovery Toys)
We've had these since Addie was an infant, and we have gotten SO much use out of them! Besides stacking and nesting, you can also use them for stamping play-doh (each cup has an animal on the bottom), and the cups are mathematically correct (so if you put beans in the 2 cup and 3 cup, then pour them into the five cup, it will be exact). We love them!
(Kate already figured out that she can sort the lacing buttons into the stacking cups!)
These are perfect for counting, making patterns, and strengthening fine motor skills! We bought the pack of 100 last summer, but I wish we had more. :)
Our girls use these nearly everyday. The set came with wooden pattern boards, but they also like to "freestyle" and create their own designs. The best part is that (most) sets are interchangeable, so you can find lots of additional patterns online!
Can you think of any other "can't-miss" math toys?