3 in 1! Yes, this beautiful handmade wooden ring stacker is a great toy for babies as well as toddlers.
The first set can be introduced to the child around 9 months and the remaining well into his/her toddlerhood as per the child’s interest.
Each piece of the toy is carefully hand painted using water based paints which are completely child safe. The bright colours of the rings and discs are very attractive for the child, inviting him/her to play.
The first stage consists of wide red coloured wooden rings. The large center of the rings will help the child be successful with their limited hand-eye coordination and wrist development.
The second stage is a set of green colored discs with a small center. This material helps the toddler develop hand-eye coordination by placing the discs one after the other on the dowel. This helps the child to refine their hand-eye coordination skills and aid in wrist development.
The third stage is a set of graded blue colored wooden rings. The concept of putting the rings in the correct order, from large to small, helps them learn size gradation as they stack the rings on the dowel.
The varying shapes and the sizes of the rings and discs help the child practice the different finger grasps required to stack each set.
This Montessori inspired toy is designed to encourage the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It is also a perfect aid to introduce basic colours to toddlers.
Caring for Your Wooden Toys
Wooden toys are beautiful and durable. Toys made of natural materials bring your little one a little closer to the nature by nourishing the child’s senses.
Wood has natural anti-bacterial properties, so keeping them clean is simple and you can even get your kids involved in the process. Here are some tips that can come handy while taking care of the wooden toys –
Wooden toys can be wiped with a dry cloth for daily maintenance and cleaning.
No Soaking. Never submerge wooden toys in the water; to clean or otherwise. The wood can soak up the water which can gradually lead to cracks.
Instead, a slightly damp cloth or sponge can be used to remove dirt or dust and then the toy should be air dried.
While drying the toys,do not leave them in a direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause the colours to fade and long exposure to the sunlight and air might damage the wood.
Every once in a while, you may want to moisturize wooden toys when it starts to look dry or dull. Coconut oil or olive oil can be applied sparingly with a washcloth. Then let it dry.
Note: 1.During its lifetime, a tree is subjected to many natural forces that cause variations in wood grain, color, knots, splits, and stains. These variations are not defects. They enhance the beauty of the wood and add to the characteristic of the handcrafted toys making each toy unique. 2. As with any baby toy or accessory, please use only under adult supervision. 3. Always inspect for damage prior to use.
Wood has natural anti-bacterial properties, so keeping them clean is simple. *Wooden toys can be wiped with a dry cloth for daily maintenance and cleaning. *No Soaking. Never submerge wooden toys in the water. *Do not leave them in a direct sunlight. *You can moisturize wooden toys by apllying Coconut oil or olive oil sparingly with a washcloth. Then let it dry.