How stacking and sorting toys teach children many kinds of skills
Stacking toys and sorting toys come in a wealth of varieties including stacking cups, stacking blocks and stacking rings. These toys are important for basic hand-eye coordination and cognitive development as childen do the sorting and stacking.
They can also teach children many other skills. Sorting and stacking toys for younger children (ages 2-3) can teach the concepts of size, height, depth, sequence and colour. Sorting toys can also be used for physical development if incorporated into physical games. For example, for toddlers, you can organize a "ring hunt": hide the rings in the living room and have your kid run around with a bag looking for them.
Stacking toys for preschool children (ages 4-5) can help young children practice numeracy by counting the parts, adding and taking away parts while other sorting and stacking toys such as wooden alphabet blocks can help children learn the alphabet.
Melissa & Doug Nesting & Stacking Blocks
Stacking baby toys and stacking and sorting toys for preschoolers
We recommend the Melissa and Doug Alphabet Nesting & Stacking Blocks
. Very durable but also lightweight, these nesting toy blocks can keep your little one playing for hours all while learning to recognize the letters of the alphabet. Each block has beautifully illustrated images on every side which toddlers can associate with the letter (e.g. a rabbit for the letter "R"). Another sorting and nesting toy that we recommend and that help children learn the alphabet, count numbers, and identify objects is the Clifford The Big Red Dog nesting and stacking blocks. The stacking toy is also very sturdy, so you don't have to worry about your little one damaging the product.