Manipulatives are physical objects that are used as teaching tools engaging children in hands-on learning. Manipulative play refers to activities where children move, order, turn or screw items to make them fit. They help children learn and develop skills which will be used later in their lives. These toys can be played with individually or in a group or classroom setting which helps kids socialize and learn cooperative activity.
I have pictured a few manipulative toys. Comments are always appreciated!