Top Toys for Developing Stacking Skills
Why do children need to learn how to stack things?
3 Ways To Practice Stacking Toys
Simple Stacking: Start with simple toys such as blocks or cups and encourage the child to stack them one on top of the other, building tall towers. This will develop fine motor skills, cognitive skills and even gross motor skills if the tower is super tall!
Sorting and Stacking: Provide toys with different shapes, sizes, and colours and encourage the child to sort them and then stack them in different combinations. Stack all the same shapes together. Maybe see if you can make a pattern with the blocks by going red, yellow and green in a row.
Balance and Stability Challenges: Encourage your child to stack items in a way that challenges their sense of balance and stability, for example, stacking blocks on top of each other while building a bridge or tower that covers a gap. Or stack a tower that starts with the smallest pieces first to make it tougher as it gets higher. Another idea is to stack things that might not typically be used for stacking such as teddies or pillows – this is particularly good for gross motor skills as you run around and collect the items.
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If you want to read about the benefits of stacking toys check out this blog.