Using the Botany Cabinet, the child learns the shapes and names of leaves by tracing their borders and matching them to those in the natural environment. The Botany Cabinet consists of: a beech plywood cabinet with 3 drawers and 18 leaf-shape insets and frames. 49 x 34 x 16 cm.
The Leaf Cards aid the child in moving from the concrete representation of leaf shapes to abstraction. There are three series of 18 cards that correspond to the leaf shapes contained within the Botany Cabinet. In the first series, the forms are filled in (solid), the second series has a thick outline of each shape, and the third series has a thin outline of each shape.