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This item is smaller then it looks and somewhat overpriced as a result as it is also quite flimsy. Where I appreciate that the bend over sticks are good for preventing painful accidents if a child should fall onto it, it does make it difficult for a young child to use. A good supporting pole is vital when a child this toy is aimed at is trying to put the piece on - it doesn't help at all that the pole moves all over the place when this is being attempted. Not all children can grasp that this can be resolved by using their other hand to hold it still... More thought could have gone into it as it is a good challenge for a child, particularly for our son, who has special needs.
Such a high quality and well priced toy. Very clever in it's design to help small people learn colours, shapes, movement and co-ordination skills. And being wooden is much more planet friendly (and durable) than plastic. Really pleased with this and this company will be my first port of call on future purchases!
One of the few wooden toys that look as attractive in real life as they do online. My 18 month old son isn't usually that into puzzles but liked to put all the pieces back on the poles. This isn't the kind of toy that will be played with for hours on end but I think it will have educational value over a reasonably broad age range. He's just learned his colours so this toy has been good for testing that, even a younger child could probably enjoy putting the pieces on the pole. My son is still working out that he can't put all the pieces on one pole and as he gets older it'll be great for sorting and counting.
I rather like these. They are well made and a good size.
I'm going to use them in my Dungeons and Dragons game to count down time as rounds go by rather than let a child play with them. A way to visually show the players how much time they have to raise the tension at the gaming table.
There is something note worthy about wooden toys. I think it is due to the age of disposable everything that makes me like these thing so much. Bought as a gift for a 8 month baby and he really enjoyed playing with it.
Great little stacker. The rods are elasticated so if baby falls over on them he won't hurt himself. One year old finds it a little awkward to thread the counters on but at least that means there's a challenge.