This is a great activity to encourage the development of sorting skills as well as fine motor skills. At the same time this activity will also help with recognition of colors, shapes, textures, and sizes. All of these skills are very important for young children. These types of activities also provide healthy stimulation as well as fun and entertainment at the same time. Another plus is this is completely free. It does not cost a penny.
First let him to play with the container of socks. My son started with removing one sock and a time and placing them on the table. Then he placed them back in the bin one at a time. He repeated this process several times. This will give him time to visualize and feel the socks.