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Go Old School with These Wooden Stacking Toys

Stand with wooden toys decoration and Christmas market, in winter Riga in Latvia.

Stacking toys are always a fan favorite, especially with little ones from infancy to preschool. But these toys are more than playthings: Stacking blocks are valuable early learning tools that engage kids’ minds by sparking creativity, building hand-eye coordination and teaching shapes, colors, letters and numbers. Opting for wooden stacking sets (over plastic) means you’re choosing to invest in a durable toy that will let your children’s imaginations run wild for years to come.

In addition to teaching basic spatial awareness, kids can use wooden stacking toys like these rainbow-hued arcs to create a wide variety of shapes and designs. Babies can easily grasp these shapes, and they’re sure to inspire kids to try out some creative stacking.

These colorful stacking blocks nest together for easy storage, and they’re easy to incorporate in Montessori learning.

Each bowl in this wooden stacking toy is 1.5 inches tall. You can choose from four color schemes.

The bright colors of each piece in this wooden stacking toy help to keep little ones engaged. Children can learn basic shapes such as circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.

Expert Commentary

Wooden stacking toys fascinate toddlers as they begin to learn how to balance objects on top of each other and figure out which things fit with what. Besides enhancing hand-eye coordination, these toys teach them about shapes, sizes, colors and numbers. Their smooth edges and kid-safe paints make them ideal for kids who often like to taste their playthings.

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