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Super sized stacking resources which are beautifully crafted in Ash and Birch wood.
Toddlers will love threading the shapes onto the central pole. Treated with natural linseed oil and beeswax. Store indoors.
- For ages 10mths+
Children will love stacking these giant wooden rings. This natural resource is really beautifully made, each piece carefully smoothed and crafted. Stack, post, roll, count, sort and line up these chunky shapes. Our young testers were really engaged with this resource and loved experimenting and exploring.
- Height: 40 cm
These pyramids are a really open-ended resource. Children will love exploring them. When we observed the children they played with them in a variety of ways. Some enjoyed stacking and lifting them off the stand (repeatedly). Others used them in their construction play and linked them to other resources. One child lined them up in a pattern.
For some children they were used symbolically ie. taking on another role such as a camera, or a phone. The pyramids are substantial in weight and can be used to describe which is the heaviest, lightest etc. They are a useful mathematical resource as they can be used for patterning, comparing, weighing and sorting.
- The wooden pyramids support various schema – for example a rotational schema as the pieces can spin round either on a flat surface or around the central spindle. Some children carefully placed the different parts of the pyramids in lines or rows along a flat surface.
- Children can explore the different shapes, either sorting them into their common shapes, or putting all the big ones together in one pile, the small ones in another and the rest in another pile - they can even make their own categories. ‘Children begin to categorise objects according to properties such as shape or size’ – (Mathematics: shape, space and measure).
- Use in conjunction with other small world objects. Stack the shapes up and use them as rocks for the ‘lions’ to sit on. Make a castle. Make stepping stones’ across a pretend river. (Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play (C&L: Speaking, 30-50 months).
- The individual shapes can represent a range of different items in role play – from doughnuts to flowers. Practitioners can use the different items to engage in sustained shared thinking as the child is immersed in their play. Children can then extend this themselves as they play in a group – can play in a group, extending and elaboration play ideas (PSED: Making relationships 30-50 months).