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Guidecraft Count and Lace Fruit

Regular Price $39.95 $39.95
Sale Price $38.35
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30-Day Returns

As long as the equipment is returned in new, re-saleable condition, within 30 days of the Return Authorization we will refund your original purchase cost without any re-stock fee!

**For the health and welfare of others, we regret that we cannot allow toileting or bathing/shower product returns because of sanitary and personal hygiene reasons. Some manufacturers will not permit returns on certain products. Due to the custom, hand-made nature of Beds by George products, beds and accessories are not returnable. Please check with Customer Service if you have any questions.

There are certain things you must do in the event of a return.

1) Keep your original carton and packing materials for safe transport! Please carefully repack the items in their original packaging so they are secure and tight inside the box. Utilize any plastic bags that came with your order - they protect items from vibration during shipping. 

2) Contact us within 30 days of the receipt of the products. Email us or call us for return instructions and a Return Authorization number.

You must have a Return Authorization number to ensure that your return is processed.

Some important notes about returns:

    • You will be responsible for the return shipping cost. To protect yourself, use a delivery service that has a tracking # and insurance. A refund will not be given on merchandise that is lost by the carrier.

    • If you paid a shipping fee on your original order for expedited, international or other shipping it is Non-Refundable even upon return of your order.

  • Please note that returns may go back to a different location than they originated from. If you return an item to our warehouse in New York without a Return Authorization Number the cost we incur to ship the item to the manufacturer's warehouse on your behalf will be deducted from the amount of your credit, if any.

If the item cannot be made re-sellable you have the option of:

1. Paying to have the item delivered back to you.
2. Adjustment to credit for a 25% Disposal Fee. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to either email us at or call us at 1-800-371-2778 or 1-315-429-7112 to reach Customer Service. We are here to help!

Product Description

Count and Lace Fruit is a lacing activity toy by Guidecraft. The set includes 24 brightly colored fruit shaped beads (6 different varieties) for stringing and two long laces with caterpillar shaped wooden needles. There is a round bead “stopper” affixed to the end of the lace to prevent fruit beads from falling off once they have been strung. Fruit pieces and caterpillars are made of rubber wood for durability. Laces are made of sturdy polyester.  The set also includes 10 activity cards which act as creativity guides to encourage various counting and sequencing challenges. Teachers will love these prompts for pattern matching activities.

This activity set is a new take on a classic manipulative toy. Its sturdy, chunky design is great for little hands that are making their first attempts at tackling the fine motor task of lacing. It will be a favorite at home, in early childhood classrooms, daycare centers and other community gathering places where young children benefit from creative activities that enhance development of life skills. Once a child has mastered the fine motor skills required to lace the caterpillar needle through the opening in the fruit (use of both hands together, coordinated manipulation of an object with intent to successfully complete a task, manual dexterity), use of this set can begin to focus on other developmental challenges such as labeling colors, labeling shapes, sorting and matching, counting, and then sequencing with visual prompts. Count and Lace Fruit is ideal for individual and small group play. It can even encourage imaginative storytelling and dialogue about the caterpillar munching through each piece of fruit to satisfy its seemingly insatiable appetite!  Suggested Age: 3+.

Count and Lace Fruit promotes:

Cognitive Development: Labeling of colors and shapes, sorting, matching, and sequencing can all be addressed with this lacing activity set. Visual processing skills are developed when activity cards are incorporated. Imaginative play is inspired.

Fine Motor Development: Engaging manual dexterity by using both hands together is a very important milestone in early childhood. Manipulatives that are easy to grasp are a great place to start. Eye hand coordination is practiced, and life skills are addressed.

Social Development: The set provides all the materials necessary for a small group activity that can inspire interactive language, group problem solving, and creative storytelling. 


Features include:

  • 24 brightly colored fruit beads (6 varieties) for lacing, made of durable rubber wood
  • 2 long laces made of sturdy polyester with a caterpillar made of rubber wood on one end and a bead stopper on the other
  • 10 activity cards to encourage various counting and sequencing activities
  • Suggested Age 3+
  • Educational Focus: Development of fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, problem solving with visual processing, and sequencing
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