PreK & up. Mats help children learn visual discrimination and patterning skills! Children use the shapes to extend a simple, repeating pattern. Each mat offers two levels of difficulty. These Patterning Mats help promote important developmental skills in young learners: recognizing simple patterns, describing, extending, and explaining the next element in a simple, repeating pattern (problem solving and prediction), sort and organize shapes, and identifying and describing 5 geometric shapes (square, circle, star, triangle and rectangle). Includes: 10 two-sided mats, 105 shapes, and an activity guide.