May 17, 2019 2 min read

One of the products we've always wanted to come out with was the rainbow stacker. I am so excited to share with you our all natural rainbow stacker made out of three different hardwoods: Walnut, Cherry, and Maple. Everything we do here at Jack and Link is all natural and organic. We do not use any paints, stains, or dyes so it was important for us to pick naturally beautiful wood that would season and deepen in color with age.

Here's the breakdown:

  1. Walnut is a gorgeous dark chocolate wood and will continue to season and darken with age.
  2. Cherry is a classic hardwood and a favorite among traditionalists. It starts off as a medium honey color and will continue to season and develop into a medium honey with reddish undertones.
  3. Maple is light pale beige hardwood and is the only one of the three colors that will mostly stay the same in color as it ages. Even though it doesn't change much in color, it was chosen because it provides an excellent contrast to the other two colors making the overall final product strikingly beautiful. 

All our products have personalization as an option and the rainbow stacker is no different. Wooden toys are special and very different from the plastic toys. Wooden toys are keepsake items and can be passed down from generation to generation. As the recipient of wooden toys that have been down from 5 generations, I cannot begin to explain the tremendous sentimental value and joy I get passing a toy that I once played with a child, to my children.

So how to do you play with a rainbow stacker? You can:

  1. Stack them by size into a rainbow.
  2. Make it into a racing activity and see how fast they can stack it.
  3. Stack them into different patterns and see how many different patterns you can create.
  4. Allow them to just free play and see where their creativity leads them.Little boy playing with organic all natural wooden stacker rainbow and creating new patterns.
  5. Buy a couple of sets and create fun patterns and designs and tag us @jackandlinktoys.
  6. Look cute as shelf decor in the nursery until your baby is old enough to play with it.

Would you like to see a product demonstration?  For reference, Jackson is 5 years old and I love this video because you can easily tell what goes on in the mind of a 5 year old as he stacks it back into a rainbow. You can see him doing a quick size comparison, problem solving, utilizing fine motor skills, balancing, and doing pattern recognition:

 

So besides the rainbow stacker being a beautiful wooden toy, what are the major areas of development that this toy works on?  Here are the benefits and important major areas in development that children exercise when playing with the rainbow stacker:

  • Hand/Eye Coordination
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Practicing problem solving skills which is important for cognitive development.
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Logical Reasoning 
  • Problem Solving

That's it for today guys! I'll leave you with a few pictures and don't forget to comment below. I LOVE hearing from you all!

Bye for now!

Nancy


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