Pink Count and Stack Cubes
You can’t go wrong with an old fashioned concept such as the stacking cube, and this one has a few added features which makes it a bit more attractive than plainer versions.
Buy online at Early Leaning Centre
Initial thoughts: Nice pink girly cubes which conveniently stack into the biggest one, saving space in the toy box. Each cube has a special feature such as beads to shake, a mirror or some gears to spin. These features make them slightly different to the usual stacking cubes.
We liked: It makes such a nice change to have a plastic toy in a non-primary colour. This is so unusual that they stand out in the toy box and are easy to find. The size was perfect for baby Fifi. She enjoyed putting them inside each other and knocking them down if I built them into a tower.
I like the fact that they are based on an original toy concept used by children for generations. It’s also brilliant to have a toy that doesn’t require a lot of initial construction.
We weren’t so keen: Although the features on the sides of the cubes such as the gears and mirrors are meant to stimulate and encourage children to explore them, Fifi did not take any notice of them. I tried to encourage her to have a little go at turning the gears, but they required a bit too much hand strength. Overall, she was more interested in the simple process of stacking them up.
Overall: You can’t go wrong with an old fashioned concept such as the stacking cube. It ticks all the child development boxes and it’s a proven toy that children have enjoyed for a long time. This one has a few added features which makes it a bit more attractive than plainer versions.
We like it a lot, it’s become one of the more popular toys in our toy box. If you don’t have some stacking cubes go out and buy them!
[By Claire – Being a Mummy]