PlanToys Stacking Rocket
Please note: Due to limited availability, colors may vary depending on supply.
By far one of the most attractive stacking toys ever, PlanToys Stacking Rocket is much more than a stacking toy. Each of the four rainbow-colored disks is a double-sided shape puzzle with the smaller pieces inside. Even the cute little astronaut is a shape puzzle. So even before a toddler can figure out how to stack the rings, he will gain experience in solving some simple puzzles. Crafted from recycled preservative-free rubberwood, stained with organic color pigments and water-based natural dyes, Stacking Rocket encourages learning shapes (early math), colors, stacking, and will help develop your little one’s fine motor skills and concentration. The 11-piece Stacking Rocket includes five different shapes plus the rocket base. When your toddler has outgrown the Stacking Rocket, it will make a lovely addition to his bookshelves.
All PlanToys products not just meet but exceed international safety standards including ASTM (USA) & EN71 (Europe).
Rubber Trees: All PlanToys products are made from natural rubber wood trees that no longer produce latex. No fertilizer is added to soils for three years prior to harvesting to ensure that all woods are toxic-free.
PlanWood: The innovation of grinding surplus sawdust and woodchips from production using thermal process to form a shape brought them to PlanWood. Together with solid wood, customers will get high quality, safe and sustainable products.
Chemical Free Kiln Dried: To make woods durable, PlanToys uses a chemical-free and kiln-drying process.
Non-Formaldehyde Glue: PlanToys products are free from toxins as they use a certified E-Zero glue which is non-formaldehyde to combine each parts of the products, instead of using traditional toxic wood glue.
Organic Color Pigment & Water Based Dyes: PlanToys commits itself to finding the best eco-friendly materials around. The organic pigment is not only good for children, but also for our environment. PlanToys does not use chemical dyes containing lead or any other heavy metals.
Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.4 x 7 in
Awards and Endorsements:
2006 Practical Pre-School Awards Silver!
This is one toy that my son can't put down. I think he likes that is isn't so simple like some of his other toys, there is some thought process that has to go with it. He has just as much fun playing with the individual pieces as he does trying to build the whole rocket. It is perfect for an introduction to shapes and critical thinking.
I bought this my 1 year old niece for Christmas this year, but when it came, my 3 year old son naturally wanted to play with it. I saw no harm in letting him try it out before we wrap it up, and he has worked with it several times since. It is just challenging enough to require a bit of focus, but has a quick reward when complete...he loves to count down and "blast off!". I like the forced self correcting nature of it with different shape pieces in the middles.
This is my child's all time favorite toy from the tiny tots curriculum set. It's a perfect tool for teaching him his colors and shapes. Right now I ask for the color or shape and point to the piece I need and he will hand them to me. It's a great bonding activity.
This will grow with your child as there are some hidden puzzle pieces in between the colorful rocket shape.
The hidden, double-sided shape puzzles within the colored rings are fantastic, requiring an additional layer of planning. PlanToy’s safety standards allow me to breathe easy when my little one explores the large rings with his mouth. Excellent toy. The rainbow-ordered rings are a nice touch.