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Stackable rainbows have made their way into playrooms all over Instagram and Pinterest, for good reason too! Not only are these wooden toys absolutely beautiful additions to your toy shelves, they are one of the most versatile toys I can think of. Whether your little one is on the way or you’re enjoying the wild world of toddlerhood, these toys can find a happy place in your home and can be played with well into the adolescent years. Not to mention, since they are wood they can be repared easily with Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue if they ever break!
Rainbows and Baby Milestones
Babies don’t yet understand the magic of pretend play so you might be wondering why this stackable rainbow would be worth getting for your little one’s nursery. These toys come in multiple different color combinations, including black and white. It’s been shown that black and white patterns help develop a baby’s eye sight. So, even though your baby might not have the motor skills to play with this rainbow, it’s a great toy to be used during tummy time to help meet those baby milestones. Plus, they make beautiful nursery décor!
Younger children may just do simple stacking but this is still fantastic for hand eye coordination as well as fine motor skill development. As children get a little older or just more experienced with stackable rainbows, their stacks might become more intricate and advanced! Because we are a homeschool family, I consider this to be a great way to start age appropriate conversations on things like balance, symmetry and even contemporary art.
Small World Play Activities
Small world play is always a fun way to explore imagination and storytelling! These rainbow pieces make great additions to your child’s small world, whether it be as a tunnel, bridge, or a dragon’s cave filled with jewels.
Would you believe me if I told you that these stackable rainbows can be used to teach an introduction to physics? You can create ball runs with different heights and obstacles to measure and compare ball speed; or use the rainbow arches to create a ramp and observe the change in velocity as the ball descends and ascends. These types of experiments are fun for young children as well as older children. Getting kids excited about science and math is extremely important. What better way to do just that other than through play?