The Hammer Bench and Balls comes with 3 coloured balls. The child must place them on the rubber holes in the bench and then hammer them until they roll down the ramp and out onto the floor. They retrieve the balls and repeat the activity.
For a younger child I would initially remove the hammer and allow them to push the balls down with their hands. Quite a lot of strength is required to do this! Strengthening of the hand is vital for later activities such as writing. The small ramp allows the child to practise eye tracking, an important skill for reading later on.
This ColourfulWobbly Stacker is a great one for encouraging hand-eye coordination. Children also learn to discriminate objects by size. Initially, the baby may simply remove the rings and need help to stack. You could then remove some rings and start by offering two rings to stack and then more upon mastery. It may take some time before they stack according to size. The wobbly base helps the child as it isn't knocked over so easily while they are in the early stages of learning how to stack.
10 Months +
Weight: 604 grams
Small Ring Stacker
Wooden Ring Stackers are a great toy for young toddlers. Stacking toys encourage the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Your child will use problem-solving skills to learn how to arrange all the rings from largest to smallest and learn how to discriminate objects by size.
For children from 18 months. With this material, the baby can continue to develop their grasping abilities. The baby may learn to remove the rings first. You could also start by offering the baby the largest two rings first and once they master those offer more.
Size: 14 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm (SMALLSIZE)
Weight: 135 grams
This Stacking Rainbow is a must-have. A stylish addition to any nursery or playroom but practical too. The sections of the rainbow can be played in a variety of different ways, the only limit is your imagination. This stacking rainbow is a show stopper! An ideal gift.
Size: 26(length) x 13(height) x 5cm(width)
Weight: 1158 grams
Layered puzzles in one box; a whale, a rabbit and a bird. Each puzzle has 5 layers of the same animal varying in size and shade of color.
Toy Size: 11 cm X 3 cm X 15 cm
This attractive rainbow stacker has five vertical dowels for your child to stack discs Great for hand-eye coordination and is a material that helps the child to learn how to steady the hand as they stack the discs.
Children may initially use this material as a stacking material only. Later they may become aware of matching the colours correctly. As they become more aware of numbers the child may count the rings as they are stacked.
This material provides automatic control of error, for example only one ring will fit on the first peg. Inbuilt control of error is an important quality of a Montessori material as the child learns to correct himself. Once they begin stacking according to colour and they stack a dowel with the wrong colour pegs he / she will see an error as there will be some discs too many or some short. They come to this realisation themselves and they correct it.