This is one of Kai's favourite toys. We bought them to use just as a stacking toy but with them being plastic and waterproof they're great for keeping him entertained in the bath too.
They're basically 5 little tubs which are coloured. The colours aren't the most appealing in my opinion, they just look a bit dull & washed out. I prefer the bright and glossy kinda colours but Kai doesn't care!
We use these all the time, Kai is always either banging them together or carrying one around with him, or rolling them around and gathering them up again, they keep him focused and entertained almost every day which is surprising because this is one of the most basic toys out there.
One of his favourite things is water play so we often just grab a bunch of these little tubs and fill a few larger tubs with water and Kai will be entertained for ages. He loves trying to fill the different tubs up and transfer water with the little stacking cup tubs and it is amazing seeing him so focused!
He gets so excited (he literally starts shaking with excitement sometimes)when he actually manages to get the water into the tub and thoroughly enjoys the splashing noise, but because the stacking cups are so small he normally doesn't quite manage it and becomes confused as to why there's no water left in the tub!
The stacking cups are small but the perfect size for my 13 month old son to be able to hold and grip very easily and although because they're plastic you'd expect them to be slippery when wet the ridge at the end helps to be able to grip them.
The cups each have a number on the side but Kai isn't interested in this aspect of the cups yet and I don't think he's actually noticed the numbers.
I paid about £6 for a pack of 8 and I bought them from eBay.
On my sons first Christmas when he was around 6 months old he was bought these stack cups. For such a simple toy they have been used for many things, and even now my son is two he still loves them and my 9 month old daughter is becoming just as interested in them.
At first my son couldn't stack them, so it was me who would build them all up and then he would knock them down he used to love doing this for ages! He eventually learnt to stack them himself and also put them inside of each other. He also likes hiding things from his sister under them now, and its amusing to watch them play with them together. My daughter also loves banging them together with one in each hand she giggles although it makes a bit of a racket! We also take them in the bath or on the odd days of sun in the paddling pool. There only plastic so are easy to dry after. Each one has a hole in the bottom and so my son loves filling them with water and watching it pour out the bottom.
I think that they attract a child's attention because they are just so bright and colourful!
I really like these cups for a cheap and simple toy it really gives them hours of pleasure! So would highly recommend these!
My son has a set of The First Years Stack'em Up Cups which he played with in the bath, in the garden, in the house, on the beach etc. and so they are very versatile and so they are something that can help your child to play and explore in many situations. I bought them for £3.49 on Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk) about 2 years ago, although they were second hand when I bought them and so I imagine if you buy them new they will be considerably more than this.
Essentially they are just little plastic pots which are different sizes and colours which children can play with. The can be filled up with water, sand, mud etc. as well as stacked on top of each other if they are wanting to build a tower - which seemed to be my sons favour trick with them. The set I had contained ten cups and they were an assortment of sizes with the smallest cup sitting inside the next smallest cup and that sitting inside the next smallest cup and so on. The colours are bright and appealing, and we had cups which were red, blue, dark green, light green pink, yellow, white, orange, black and brown. The cups are very robust and will not be bent out of shape and I can't imagine any child being able to crack them, even if stamped on! Because they are plastic they are light weight and so they are easy for my son to manipulate - and unfortunately easy for him to hurl across the room at his sister.
My son mostly played with these by making towers. If you turn them over, you can stack them on top of each other so that you have a tower that is ten cups tall. He would find this fun.....or more specifically he would find it fun to build the tower and then knock it down. However, from a developmental perspective, this obviously improved his fine movements and dexterity, as well as helping him assess size and understand relationships between objects. He also likes to play with the First Years Stack'em Up Cups when in the bath, and although he is three years old now, he will still play with them in the bath - and it usually involves him splashing water just about everywhere!
Overall, I think these cups are simple and yet they can be entertaining for young children, as well as help their development. They are inexpensive and will last as long as your child is interested in them - and for these reasons I recommend them.
I Was looking for bath toys when I came across these great stacking cups and thought would buy them for my babies to have a little more fun at bath time. They cost me around £3.99 from my local in store.
There are 8 cups all different bright colours. They are numbered so little one can look at the number and work out with cup is next to go in the pile and also they start of big and slowly get smaller so there are 2 factors that helps little one work out with cup goes where.
They are made from hard plastic so wear well against 3 toddlers and there are no stickers or anything that can be rubbed of which is great as a lot of other bath toys seem to forget they will be placed in water ending up with floating paper in the bath with them.
They can be used separately or together which is great as with 3 children the cups get split between them and they then choose if they are going to tip water ever where and make a lovely mess for mummy to tidy up. Or together as a team they try and build the tower up using size of the cups, colour and numbers to help guide them.
We have had these cups since My eldest son was 1 year old and he is now 4 years old and they are going strong and have been used by all 3 of my children as they grow up. There is no wear or tear on them and as they are plastic they easily wipe clean with no bother.
My children use these in water and out they also like to use them in the sand pit although they do not make very good sand castles they still enjoy using them. They have had so much use out of these cups definitely worth the £4 we paid for them and they seem to hold there attention really well as 3 years on my boy still loves using these at bath time!
My nephew had these stacking em up cups for Christmas. I bought them for around £6. I must admit, I bought them as a little something extra. I didn't really asume he would bother with them much. But like children everywhere, the cheaper the toy, the more they love it. To be honest, He has played and played with these stacking cups and has had hours of pleasure out of them.
Basically the 'stacking cups' consist of eight different coloured plastic containers. They are made from nice chunky plastic. They also have a thicker layered rim of plastic around the top, which I found very clever as it allows young toddlers the opportunity to grasp the cup better. Although the general idea is that you stack the cups, there are also lots of other things that can be done. My nephew's favourite is lining them up across the floor and then picking them all back up. He also loves taking them in the bath. They suit bath time play perfectly because each cup has a small hole in the bottom to allow water drainage. My nephew loves to watch the water coming out. As he has gotten older he has found more complex uses and now tries to catch the draining water in another cup.
I do think this is an excellent educational toy. As it can be used to enhance a child's development as they are growing. I am hoping that as he continues to get older, we can use these cups in order to promote his learning of colours and counting. Whilst for now, these cups are really promoting his grasping skills.
One more thing regarding these cups. They are very strong and durable. They have been thrown around somewhat and apart from a few scratches are as good as new. Also I have noticed, that despite being in water a lot, these cups have not lost thier vivid colour and show no signs of fading.
For such a cheap price. (I believe some shops sell them for as low a price as £4) you are really getting an excellent toy. I would most certainly recommend them to anyone. I also think they would be a perfect toy for a creche or playgroup as they can be used for a number of activites and also because they are hardwearing and easy to wipe clean. All in all a great little toy!!!
My son was bought these cups for christmas, and they are one of his favorite toys. He really does seem to like the cheapest of toys we have got and these are one of them. He loves watching us stack them to the crawl over and knock them over in one sweep, always makes him laugh. And im sure in a couple of months he will get just as much enjoyment stacking them himself.
In the set you get 8 brightly coloured cups, they are quite a thick plastic and feel very hard wearing, they have a nice thick rim around the top of each cup too, which makes them nice and easy to hold, and because they are nice and thick they make a great noise when banging on the floor. On the bottom of each cup there is en engraved animal and they all have a couple of tiny holes in the base too so they could also be used as a bath toy to watch the water flow through the holes, to practice filling up and to understand the floating concept.
They are a great thing to take with out when out and about as they all sit in each other so they dont take up much room, but they will keep your little one entertained for ages.
These look like the most simple boring toy that a child could ever have but you would be mistaken for thinking this. They are the most enjoyable versitile toy that I have ever come accross. My son has had a set of these pots from the early learning centre when he was born and my daughter has also had a set bought when she was born. The best thing about them is that they are cheap at about £4 upwards depending on where you shop for them.
The first pleasure that you and your child will have from these is the adult building them up and your child knocking them down (oh do they laugh).
Then they will learn to build them on their own or put them inside each other in the right sequance, they love praise when they are doing this right so ensure that you give them this.
These can also be used for making prints into play dough due to each pot has a different design on the bottom. They have also got holes in the bottom of each pot the bigger the pot the more holes that are in them, bath time is much more fun when they are seeing how fast or how slow the water is coming out of them.
The other good thing about these is that your child will learn colours and in our case animals due to those were the prints on the bottom of mine.
We have half in the bedroom that are used for building and the other half are now permanantly in the bathroom as bath toys now.
They are a multi purpose toy that will bring endless enjoyment and even at the age of 5.
These are such simple toys, but great to get yours and your childs imagination going. Most toys these days you don't need any imagination as it does everything for you. You have to make your own fun with the stacking cups though. Majority of toys now have buttons to press so it sings, zooms along the floor, claps, dances. But these simple stacking cups do nothing unless you do something with them.
I think they are great for your little ones to get their own minds working, and also for you to interact and play with them. You can buy these from most toy shops now, all different designs and colours and they are always a good sturdy plastic so not easy to break. I bought some from Boots for my twins birthday. The general theme is there are are a variety of sized cups, which all fit into each other neatly (hence why they are called stacking cups), they are usually all different colours and maybe have patterns on them. Probably the best thing about the stacking cups is because when put tidyil into each other they are so compact and easy to store. Also sometimes on the bottom there is a picture of an animal, or a shape. So not only are they simple they are great for your child to learn basics to.
My twin boys who are now 1 love it when I sit with them and play with them, and its paid off as now they will sit there for a while and play with them on their own.
I play allsorts of games with them, i count them which is a good way to teach them their numbers. I tell them the colours of each cup, and if there are any pictures at the bottom I will say the name of either the shape or the animal. They had about 3 sets of stacking cups for their birthday so all of them are different. I've helped them put their smaller toys inside them. We sit and stack them and take them all apart, which they sit there amazed by. My boys have made their own fun with them too though. They've realised they are noisy so despite my best efforts to help them have a bit of quiet fun for my poor ears, they love to bang them together, this is when I decided to lay them in a line give them plastic spoons and try show them how to hit them all as if playing music. Great fun! Not so great for my ears though, but if it keeps them happy I'm happy. Jayden my youngest twin has also worked out that when he blows in it it echoes and his voice changes a little. He is contantly blowing, shouting and singing Bob the Builder into them "Baa Baa Baaa". Beautiful! Cordell hasn't learnt the music magic about the cups yet hes a slight bit rougher and just loves to stack them and knock them over, which makes his brother laugh uncontrollably sometimes.
We even have messy time, I will fill the cups with jelly, or sweets (naughty I know), their favourite fruits or crisps, playdough as well but thats only when I'm sitting with them as I don't want them chewing on it as if it's some tasty food of theirs. We fill them with water and pour it into the other cups. I've only done this in the summer though out the garden don't fancy swimming in my living room or kitchen. But again they had great fun doing this. It's great now to see them filling them with toys, even their socks they will take off and stuff into them. They really do have great fun with them and I can see their little eyes lighting up when they realise they've learnt something new to do with them. Who knew such simple cups could be such a joy.
I love buying the boys new toys etc, and yes I do go for the expensive ones which do everything for them, has a few buttons and plays a little music, so easy. But the stacking cups I swear by. Although they had a few sets bought for them for their birthday they had a set which I bought when they were about 3/4 months old, Bit early for big kids toys I know but they are quite a good size. So I figured whilst they were growing and learning to grab and reach out using something colourful and safe like the cups were perfect. I obviously didn't use the big ones as their hands were so small, nor the tiny ones in case they were to choke etc but they were so tiny then and amazed by the bright colours and the feel of them. So simple, you can get them cheap enough in most shops these days, and they do provide literally hours of fun, O.K so not all in one go! But a little imagination goes along way sometimes.
My best friend has three children and all of her kids love to play with these. There has always been a version of these out for as long as I remember. They may have changed slightly but the main design and objective is still the same.
=====So what are they?=====
They are known mostly as 'stack em up cups' but I have heard of these with different names. Basically they are cups of all different sizes and colours that you can stack on top of each other or for easy storage they can be packed away inside each other, kind of like one of those Russian Dolls that you can hide inside of each other.
=====What can you do with them?=====
Stack them - this is really the main objective of the product.
Use them in the bath - this is great for playtime in the bathroom, my 'niece and nephews' like to use these in the bath, they tend to fill them with water and either pour it straight out or soak each other with the water inside them, oh yeah and the floor and me and their mum!
Put one inside the other - this is how these tend to come when they are packaged, it allows the children to learn about sizes and teaches them how to fit things in that is the right size, so if they use the wrong cup and it is too large then it won't fit.
Make a lot of noise with them - the kids love to bang these together, I made the mistake one day of pretending to sound like a horse, clip clopping with them, and now that's all we hear. Ooopsss sorry best friend that was my fault!!!
Knock them over once they are built - this is one of the favourite games that the three kids like to play together. They take turns in building the tower, they one of the gets to knock it over and so on. You always know when this is happening as all you hear is a loud crash and then a lot of giggling and laughing.
=====Where can you purchase them from?=====
When I purchased these for the children I got them from Woolworths, but I have never really seen them in there since then, and we won't anymore as they are shutting now.
The other shops that I have also seen them in are:
The Early learning centre.
Tesco and Asda.
These cups are aimed at children that are about 1 year old. I think that this really depends on the development of the child too, as one of my friends 3 kids wasn't able to use these until he was a little older than the other two were.
We also play a game with the cups that the children get the next cup in the tower when they can tell me what colour the cup is. This is really good for them as it learns them about colours, and the kids really seem to enjoy this too.
You can also do roughly the same thing to learn them about sizes, what we normally do is I will give them the first cup, the largest one, and then they have to pick the next cup that will fit into it, the kids are also really good at this too.
This toy also allows children to interact with other kids as there are a lot of fun things that the kids seem to be able to imagine up, to do with them. So its really good if you have friends over that have kids too as they will all be playing with the same toy, and it makes it easier for the kids to bond and socialise with other children.
The thing that I really like about these is the easy of transport. You can take them anywhere even if you don't have an awful lot of room as they don't take up much space.
Children and adults of any age can play with these. The kids are all different ages, 1 year old, 4 years old, and 6 years old, and they all enjoy playing with these in their own unique ways.
I think these cups were one of the best ideas ever thought of. It is so simple yet effective, and they will never go out of fashion. I used to have something similar when I was a child, and if I remember correctly I loved them. I really like the way that the children can learn colours and sizes while they are playing, especially from when they are so young as I feel that I gives them a better chance of understanding when they are at school if they have a bit of knowledge before hand. I think that these will be around for a very long time. I don't ever think that the classics will ever fade away.
If you are looking for something for a child, I would suggest these, they are fairly inexpensive, I think that I paid about £5 for the ones that I bought for the kids, that was about 3 years ago but the prices haven't changed that dramatically.
Stacking cups are one of the simplest toys you can buy your baby and i have to say it's one of the toys we've had the most fun with.
These stacking cups are made from plastic and there are eight of them in total. They are all numbered and vary in colour depending on which set you buy. In our case, the number 8 is the biggest and 1 the smallest. We have them in blue, yellow, orange, green, dark green, violet, dark purple and red. I think it's a great idea of having them different colours and sizes so your baby can experience new things with each cup.
The cups can stack inside each other for nice easy storage or you can stack them on top of each other to make a tower (my daughters favourite game).
These cups have so many uses and they are so good for your baby in many different areas it's hard to know where to start.
These cups are a very simple, but flawless design so you can take them literally anywhere with you and they will provide the entertainment you want.
This has got to be the best game for a younger baby as it helps them develop different skills and provides hours of fun in the process. If your baby is very little, then you will end up building the towers for them and watching in wonder at their faces when they knock them back down. My daughter has loved doing this since we bought them - at around 4 months - and she still loves doing it now.
As my daughter got that little bit older, she started trying to build the towers herself and she's delighted with herself every time she manages. She expects me to build them for her when she can't be bothered and then has a little cheeky face on when she steals the one from the bottom and watches them all fall to the ground. My 5 year old nephew also enjoys building the towers and playing with them so it's definately a hit for any age.
My daughter was probably around 6 months when she discovered that banging these blocks together made a nice noise. It doesn't matter what size of cup you use or what way round she holds it, you still get this little bang as she bangs them together. This game is extremely good for their coordination so i think it's important every baby should have something like this to do. Learning that hitting things together is also very good as it's a new skill for them and probably something very different from what they've been used to.
These toys are fantastic for a childs early education whilst being fun at the same time. The cups are numbered 1-8 so it helps your child with their numbers (obviously not a baby but as they get older.) I think this is fantastic as it shows how long this toy will last. They are also coloured differently so it gives your child a headstart with their colours. Education for a baby? Well yes, they enhance those first skills a baby should learn such as hand to eye coordination and problem solving.
We have a bath waterslide for our daughter and these make a fabulous addition to it and are perfectly safe to use in the bath providing your baby/child doesn't use them as cups to drink from! She simply fills the cup with water (which is easier than a lot of these toys you can get) and pours the water down the slide. These really are great and it ensures they have a regular wash so are perfectly clean for my daughter to use all the time. There's nowhere for any water to collect so if you're worried about moald, worry no more!
There are more games you can play with these but if i carry on my review will be endless! This was just a couple of ideas to give you an idea of the fun you can have with your baby.
So how much would you really expect to pay for all of this fun? We paid the grand sum of £1.50 delivered to the door! These were from ebay but were new in their pack and i think they're an absolute bargain. They're available in almost every toy shop i've ever been in, the only things that tend to vary are the colour and size.
I think these came with the recommended age of 9months + but there are no small parts and nothing that could harm a baby so i would say they are more suitable from birth.
An absolute must! This has been and continues to be one of our most enjoyable toys and it was definately the cheapest. It's educational, cheap, attractive and the perfect size for your little one to play with. You have to ask what more you could really want from a toy.
Although these say from 9 months, I purchased some for my son when he was only 3 months to get reduced carriage. I was planning to put them to one side until he was older enough to use them, but have been surprised with the uses so far
- I stack them up, he knocks them down
- he can just about grab at them and take them to his mouth
As he gets older I can imagine even more uses for them to aid is development
- stacking as part of fine motor control
- mine have numbers on so would help with number recognition and counting
- realising small goes inside large but not vice versa
- using for capacity and volume in the bath or with sand
These cups have a lip on them so that they stack in a stable manner. They are brightly coloured and durable. Furthermore, they were very cheap, so are fantastic value for money.
We had these from when I was pregnant as my step sons had used them before. They are really classic, simple toys that young children and babies really enjoy playing with.
The cups range in size, going from large to small and all vary in colour so they are really bright and interesting for the children to look at.
We didn't really use ours in the bath that much, although one or two would sometimes end up in there so the kids could play and pour water on each other. We used them mainly as building type toys. The cups are stackable due to their varying sizes and it was always fun to sit down and play with kids and see if they could fathom out the order the cups needed to go in to make them into a tower.
We also took them in the garden with us and used them to make varying consistency of mud pie. As they are made from plastic and there is nothing else to them, they clean up really easily and really well, so they can withstand a lot of muck and still end up like new.
I would certainly recommend these as a first toy as they can be used in so many different environments; they really are worthwhile to buy.
Great for little children around 9 months
I bought these from pound stretcher for around £1.50 . The cups themselves come in differenct sizes to allow you to stack them high, on the other hand if you are wanting to stack them away they all fit inside each other.
Each cup has holes in the bottom, i am presuming that these are to prevent children from sucking them to their face, however you could put water inside and watch it trickle out to kee your baby ammused. The cups come in different colours, so it allows children to learn which colours go next to each other to stack them high and also is bright to keep them interested. The stacker is easy to knock over too so when the tower is built it is great trying to watch your baby try to pick them up all together
The cups themself are really safe and even the smallest one is not small enough to choke on. My baby has even started to chew the cup like a teether lol.
The toy is suitable from 6-9 months.
Overall a really simple toy which will keepyour baby occupied for hours.
Well, this Christmas was my daughters first. I thought we would end up with lots of toys, but I didnt think that everyone would get the same toy!! When I opened the first box of stacking cups, I thought "Great, they look fun, not". Despite the fact that I thought Carenza wouldn't be interested, she actually really loved them! We opened them up at Grandma's house and soon enough they were spinning all over the laminate floor, and she was crawling after them with a giggle like you have never heard before! These cups were the Early Learning Centre version. There were 12 cups of all shades, and as you are probably aware, sizes too! They are a bit like a russian dolly, there is one big cup, then a slightly smaller one inside, and then a smaller one inside and so on and so on. Some of these ones had different shaped holes in the bottom. So can you guess what we did? Thats right, it was straight off to the bath! Carenza has gone off baths, but with the introduction of the stacking cups she really loves it again! The Early Learning Centre cups, as I said, have holes in the bottom. So we filled them up with water and watched the different shapes come out of them! Carenza really loved this she thought it was hillarious! Also in the bath, the cups are really good for washing hair! So, Christmas day came, and in her stocking, Carenza had yet more stacking cups! These ones were Asdas own. Still made from multi coloured plastic, these stacking cups were almost the same as the Early Learning Centres, except there were no holes, and on the bottom there are pictures of different modes of transport, eg aeroplanes, cars, trucks, trains..... Then, we got to another pressie, and yet again it was stacking cups! These ones were made by Avent. In my opinion, these are the best of the bunch. They are smaller, more robust and more attractive colours, and more importantly, there are less of t
hem! Less means less mess (ha ha ha). So some games Carenza likes with her cups: 1. Mum came to visit the other day. Carenza was playing with her cups on the sofa. Carenza threw one off the sofa and mum said "Oh dear". SO she did it again. This she thought was hillarious, and she can now even say oh dear! Thanks mum, she throws everything around now and says "oh dear". Maybe not such a great game for tidiness, but it is great fun for the little lovelies! 2. Carenza like to get to cups, one in each hand, and clap them. She then likes you to get one and the clap that. For some reason, that is great fun, but thats what we are looking for! 3. I had one in my mouth, and I made a growlig noise in it and went right up to her face. This is her favourite game with the cups. She now even picks them up and makes noises into them to hear the funny sounds. 4. Carenza likes it if I make the cup spin around the room so she can crawl around after it. She never catches it, but it is real fun to watch her try! 5.I stack the cups, and Carenza bashes them down. This is noisy, so don't do it when you have a head ache! So, all these games Carenza loves to play, but she doesn't do the whole stacking thing. Maybe she just isn't going to be a builder when she grows up! If I would recommend any toy, this simple toy has to be the best! Carenza could spend all day playing with her cups, and at the end of the day, they are just cups! A lot of fun for you and your baby also means quality time! Theres nothing like the sound of a baby laughing, so go get some stacking cups and see how many games you can make out of them, I can promise there will be many!
I was given Infant Stacking Cups as a gift for my son. They are recommended for 8 months and up but my son was enjoying these at six months and still is at 18 months old. At six months he would pick them up which helped with grasping. He also would look at them for at least 30 minutes turning them over and over. He noticed the patterns on the bottom of the cups and would pick at them and rub them with his fingers. About two weeks after that he was having fun with the cups when mommy would place things inside the cups for him. He would sit down immediately and forget he was fussy. He wanted to figure out how to get what I had put in the cups back out of the cups. He figured out the simple way by accident. Turn the cup upside down. At nearly one year he could put his own things in the cups and pull them out. He also has a whole lot of fun throwing the toys out of his playpen so at any given moment I can walk back into the livingroom and nearly kill myself on a stacking cup. LOL. My biggest worry in him throwing them all over the floor is that I may break one. He loves this toy so much and it is one of the most played with. Not to mention a lifesaver for me when he is fussy because he is tired and does not want to sleep. I give him some cups with the other toys etc. inside and he will play with them until he finally falls fast asleep. The pack comes with ten cups of assorted colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. The cups are all different sizes and can be nested in one another or stacked. On the bottom of each cup is a different pattern. I see many uses for these as he grows. We could play in the sand and make little sand paintings by pressing the bottoms of the cups in the sand. Or if we built a sand castle it would the pattern on the top because the shape/pattern is sunk in inside the cups. We could also use these with fingerpaints or even cookies to put the shape on the bottom of the cup into the cookies b
efore baking. Some of the cups have just a pattern but some have shapes like a star and a car. There are also sprinkler holes for water fun if I should bring them in the bath with him. They are also wonderfully portable. Nine of the cups fit into the largest cup(the biggest red one) and then these twist shut. Great for packing into the diaper bag when going on a trip we know will take a while. I love these so much and can think of so many things to do with my son using these cups I have even considered buying more sets if I can find them. I mean I would not want to use the same set of cups we used for fingerpaints to do the cookie dough imprint idea. LOL.
From 9 months - A must-have simple toy for toddlers. Great for kids who love to measure and pour. For all environments, including the bath and the beach.