Stack layers of strawberry cake with the right shape of chocolate in each layer.
The layered cake-shaped stacker adds a lot of excitement among children while also absorbing geometry! Using this toy in order to fit each layer with different objects in forms of chocolates helps them to reinforce their understanding of complex shapes along with their manipulation skills. This is challenging yet fun for children as the end result is a delicious strawberry cake!
Set includes a base with candle shaped rod, 5 layers of wooden circular cake pieces, 5 wooden shapes painted brown, a detailed instruction manual all packed in a compact Skola Doodle box.
Size of the Stacked Pieces : 10 cm x 10 x 10 cm
By learning how to pair complex shapes and stack, children now get ready to apply their knowledge of this distinct property (See How).
When children fit the correct shapes in their respective slots, they start distinguishing clearly between various 2D shapes. Sorting and complementary pairing of geometric shapes are critical sensorial processes which improve children's analytical and classification skills thereby improving their understanding of 2D geometry. Remembering the shapes and forming complementary pairs is a brilliant exercise for their short term memory and it also sets a foundation for reading and other working memory. Inserting the pieces on the rod enhances their dexterity.
Show the child how to remove all the pieces and place them around randomly. Let them stack the pieces back by putting the inner piece of chocolate and then fitting the corresponding outer layer of cake.
Ask the child to remove all the pieces and sort them in two groups, large pieces on one side and inner pieces on the other. Take one large piece, show the child how to find its pair from the other group by visual examination.
When the child is familiar with the toy, give names of the inner pieces in 3 stages.
a. Introduction: Name the shapes slowly, at the most 2 at a time. (eg. - "This is a star")
b. Recognition: Ask the child to identify, (eg. - “Which is a square?”)
c. Confirmation: Ask “What is this?" (eg. - child answers "Square")