Sorting is the basis for:
Reading- being able to sort and group letters into words
Art - understanding shapes, colors, and patterns
Science - categorizing organisms, and physical concepts
Sociology - recognizing patterns of behavior
Cooking - grouping ingredients
Math - finding like characteristics and grouping items
Life in General - sorting helps with all types of daily activities including getting dressed, brushing teeth, cleaning house, fixing cars, sports, etc...
Sorting is an integral part of being a member of our human society and it can be just plain fun too.