relationship between objects
We introduced sorting by providing the children with a container of buttons and the bottom half of a nuts and bolts container (can be found at any hardware store).
We introduced the material and discussed (as a whole group), some of the physical characteristics of the buttons (size, color, texture, buttons with holes, without holes, shiny, dull). Our main objective was to introduce vocabulary. During work centers we observed children creating all kinds of cool sorting groups.