These adorable Original Three Bear Family® Basic Six Colour Rainbow Counters come in red, yellow, blue and green and four different sizes and masses, weighing respectively 12, 9, 6 and 3 gram. A colourful Bear Family Counter Rainbow Set of 96, each teddy bear displaying its mass on the belly. The Bear Family Counter Rainbow Set of 96 can be used for a wide range of (mathematical) activities. Sort the teddy bears by shape or by size/weight,or create a pattern of bears. Because the teddy bears are four different masses, they can also be used in combination with a scale or balance for weight related activities. Find out that two bears of 3 grams are the same weight as 1 bear of 6 gram. The ability to sort objects and classify them according to specific features is an important aspect of early mathematical thinking, along with the development of counting. The process of counting is a complex one involving building an understanding of the order of number names, the ability to match number words with objects in a collection and understanding the cardinal aspect of a number. The use of materials for counting and sorting assists children in building skills of conservation, classifying, comparing, ordering and patterning. The insect counters are suitable for children from the age of 3 years and above. Specification 24 large 35mm (12g), 24 medium 30mm (8g), 48 small 25mm (4g).