Beautiful, ethical, tactile, educational, sensory stacking toy hoops with unusual materials ..... I kept returning for another look - and have fallen in love with it!
This is absolutely stunning! There are 10 different sensory hoops, all selected for their awe, wonder, play value and ethical and environmental credentials. The wooden flower rings are made by adults in the UK with learning disabilities, the recycled chamois leather and felt rings by adults in the UK with physical disabilities. The thread hoop is recycled sari thread, produced by trade reform projects in India. Each of the other rings have similar background stories.
Sensory play is the gateway to all learning and sensory exploration is essential for developing a child's growing body and brain. This is a sensory-rich stacking toy which will provide hours of entertainment and learning. It will develop sensory skills, descriptive language, colour and shape sorting, sequencing skills and hand-eye co-ordination - I love the way Jacob has popped all the hoops onto his wrists while he is busily working out how to stack them!
There are 3 different small pouches of different textures and co-ordinating colours for sorting and hiding the hoops. There is also a large gingham bag in which all the hoops and the stand can be stored. This can also be used for children to place objects in and describe them without being able to see the item. i.e. hot, cold, smooth, soft, hard etc.
Sensory Stacking Hoops have won several awards including
Practical Pre-School Gold Award 2011
Nursery World Award 2012
Eco Award Silver Medal 2012
Slow Toy Award 2012
This is described as a "work of art" and is an innovative toy combining wonderfully unusual items with what children love doing which is building towers, sorting and transporting!
These multi-award winning sensory stacking hoops comply with the EN71 toy safety legislation and encapsulate the wonderful values of being sensory-rich, environmentally friendly and offering stack of play value! They are designed and suitable for those aged from 10 months.
Stand is made from wood and the hoops are made from a variety of different materials.
Height 19cms, Diameter of Base 11cms