This educational toy develops literacy and numeracy skills, enhances imagination and creativity, improves the development of cognitive and fine motor skills.
Placing the 94 wool balls on the rainbow requires colour recognition skills, concentration, and good hand-eye coordination. Touching different textures, such as wool, is fun, Montessori recommended a learning method that helps children in developing sensory skills: to classify, sort, and differentiate based on the characteristics of different types of materials.
There are 7 (seven) sections/rows of the Rainbow. Start filling in the Montessori Rainbow with the farthest section, the red row. Fit one ball into each hole in the section. There are 22 red balls. Continue with the 6th row (six) matching the 19 orange wool balls into each hole of this section. Continue filling the balls: 16 yellow balls into the holes on the 5th row, 13 green balls into the holes on the 4th row, 11 blue ball into the holes of the 3rd row, 8 purple balls into the holes of the 2nd row, and 5 pink balls into the holes of the 1st row.
And Voila! Congratulations! Enjoy your colourful rainbow!
With this toy, your child will learn:
- to identify the colours of the rainbow
- 2 finger grip with balls
- to sort and match colours
- to count off by how many coloured balls each row of the rainbow is composed.
Included accessories: 94 natural wool balls of 2 cm (+/-2mm) as follows: 22 red, 19 orange, 16 yellow, 13 green, 11 blue, 8 purple, and 5 pinks. Wool balls are delivered in a cotton bag.
Ce Certified. Manufactured in the EU in accordance with applicable toy safety legislation.
With proper care, Pagalou Educational Toys are a source of lifelong learning for generations of children in your family. Wood is an organic material, thus wooden toys can be affected by environmental changes. Be careful not to leave toys outside overnight, or for long periods of time. Heat, sun, and humidity can affect the appearance of wooden toys, which can cause them to crack or swell.
How to clean wooden toys?
We recommend cleaning the Montessori Rainbow with water mixed with apple cider vinegar. Vinegar has disinfectant properties. This solution will keep your wooden toys germ-free, providing safety for your child. Be sure to avoid bleach, detergents, or abrasive cleaners; these solutions will dry the wood and cause cracks over time.
Please keep in mind balls can pose a choking hazard for young children, so we recommend using the balls with children only over the age of 3 years old. Children/babies must be supervised at all times when playing with these items. Adults must regularly check the contents of the playset for damage and assess which items are suitable for their child depending on their age and ability. It is the sole responsibility of the parent/caregiver to provide age-appropriate and ability suitable objects for their child and to ensure the objects are cleaned and replaced when necessary. Do not immerse in water. Avoid fire. Keep the packaging out of the reach of children.