This unique version of the classic childrens stacking toy features eight geometrically-shaped, wooden rings in vibrant rainbow colors that stack on a center post. Children practice eye-hand coordination and dexterity by sliding the rings onto the post -- in any order at first -- later learning about size and color sequencing as they re-create the tower's conical shape. They can be used to practice counting, too!
The top-most piece is a triangle, the second is a square, the third a pentagon, and so on -- with each conscecutive piece having one more side than the last. Being more just rings, these pieces can be used as blocks as well: they will stand on their sides, and can be used in all kinds of open-ended play or added to other building blocks sets. Not to mention, caregivers can find many ways to create extended learning opportunities for children as they get older, particularly by using the rings as geometric math manipulatives that children can pick up, feel, measure and experiment with.
Minimally finished to retain the natural feel of the wood. Edges are removed and pieces are dyed with non-toxic, child-safe colors (no varnishes), and natural, food-grade oil finishes. For children age 12 months and up. An extra large-size version of this product is available separately: Look for Grimms Giant Geometric Shape Rainbow Stacking Tower.
This delightful toy is designed and crafted by hand in Germany by Grimms Spiel und Holz Design, who have been manufacturing high quality, imaginative wooden toys since 1978. Inspired by the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf schools), these beautiful, unique toys are designed with the intention of helping children discover and develop their own creativity. Grimms creates amazing heirloom-quality puzzles, building block sets, baby stacking towers, rattles, teethers, dolls and more.