Product Code: T-0070
Build your numeracy skills with the Rainbow Cubes. Each different colour cube is made from wood and they are designed to fit one on top of the other in numerical order. This encourages children to learn how to count from one to ten in a fun way! Each cube also fits neatly inside the other (numbers in descending order) to put away easily for storage. Each cube features a number on one side and an illustration on another.
- Improves Numeracy Skills
- Improves spatial awareness
- Range of different coloured cubes
- All different sized cubes
- Each cube is numbered 1-10
- Friendly characters
We love these! So pretty with the lovely bright colours my boys (6,5 and 1) play with these for hours. The toddler likes to put things inside them and build whereas the older 2 boys prefer to be more creative - they have been garages, bridge supports, steps, train stations, you name it really. The older 2 also like to use the numbers to put in order and the fact the numbers are both numerical and written means the eldest has something that still challenges him, whereas the middle boy can use the numbers/fruits to work it out.
I would add that being so beautifully made they also have sharpish edges which can hurt when slung at some ferocity (I have 3 boys, everything is used as a missile evenutally). We also know that they can't take the weight of a 6 year old jumping on them, but that is not that surprising.
We love these so much that we've bought another set (the first set dying a tragic death in the 6yo jumping game).
Highly recommended for beautiful well made toys that the kids will keep on playing with.
The Rainbow Cubes are absolutely beautiful. My friend's daughter has a set, and my 2 year old was so taken with them, we had to get some as well. The cubes are light enough for even a child to carry when all ten are nested together. The colours, numbers, writing and pictures all help to develop learning, and the simplicity of the cubes promotes imaginative play, as well as co-ordination - ours have been shopping baskets, hats, dolls' cars, the list is endless.
It's a toy that I think will last a long time, physically, my daughter's nowhere near tall enough to stack all the cubes yet, so we play together and enjoy knocking them down almost as much as building them up!
The beautiful Rainbow Cube stacks 104cms high
The colours are gorgeously vibrant and each side of the cube has a number or a picture, animals, fruit, words and numbers. the cubes are light and easy to handle, they stack away inside each other very neatly making it an easy toy to take out and about and to put away at the end of the day.
The Rainbow cube does an excellent job or promoting hand to eye co-ordination as the child learns to stack them on top of each other, the fact they are all different sizes teaches the child spatial awareness as he/she figures out which size goes next in order to make the tower.
As you can see from our video the girls talked about the animals, the fruit and even recognised the numbers as they chatted together during construction. They enjoyed the puzzle put before them and for me it was interesting to notice how Bessie the more forward twin barges her way in with an eagerness to do it all herself and Alice on the other hand is happy to sit back and let her do as she pleases.
Check out the video on www.marisworld.co.uk