Tagua Sorting and Stacking Pieces
Beautiful Natural Sorting Counters
What is Tagua? From the heart of the Amazon grows a special tree called the Tagua, or ivory palm. It produces an extraordinary fruit, the Tagua nut, which has been used for buttons, jewellery and carved objects for centuries.
The purchase of the tagua nut supports the employment of nearly 35000 indigenous people. The income received from the tagua crops is a strong incentive for them maintain the trees. The nut is harvested and left to dry for a period of 3 years. Once cut into manageable pieces it is shaped and polished and coloured with natural dyes.
These beautifully made counters come in various shapes and sizes and beautiful colours, they are smooth and shiny and are a fabulous visual and tactile resource to use in play. These would be excellent in sorting and counting activities, fabulous for stacking and balancing as well as great loose parts in open ended set ups to see what the children decide to do!
Due to the nature of the product which has not been tested as a toy these are not suitable for children under three and we would always recommend adult supervision at all times with any age child when playing with loose parts and small resources. Any small parts can be a choking hazard.
Counters come in a draw string bag.
Approx, 250g of counters. Approx 60 - 65 counters. As this is a natural product, sizes and colours can vary.
Not a toy and should be used with adult supervision with children.