Product Type: Wilkinson baby toys
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Stack 'n' Nest Cups
Member Name: katyj10
Stack 'n' Nest Cups
Advantages: Good coordination skills develop
Disadvantages: Limited play time once you've done a few towers!
This is a review of Wilko Play! Stack 'n' nest cups. My daughter received a set for her first birthday. Wilko is short for Wilkinson's the shop which sells almost everything!
What are they?
If you are not familiar with this toy, I will explain but I am sure most people know what these are. The stack 'n' nest cups are a set of five round plastic tumbler style cups that reduce in size so you can either make a tower or sit them inside each other if you get them in the right order.
The packaging promises to stimulate early recognition of shapes and colour and improve coordination whilst stimulating the senses. The toy comes in a small cardboard box with a nice picture of a baby playing with the stacks in a tower (although she is pictured with two sets!).
This toy costs £1.99 which is brilliant value for money. Every baby should have a set of stacking cups to play with.
The box suggests if the box gets messy to clean with a little soapy water and dry thoroughly. This is a good idea. I sometimes put wotsits, fruit or marshmallows in as a snack for my daughter to eat.
Each cup has a shape moulded in the plastic so you can run through other shapes whilst you play at stacking with your child.
You could also take these cups into the bath with your child for water pouring too. Obviously children need to be supervised in the bath anyway so you can make sure they are safe in the water. The cups have a small hole in the bottom so the water would drain from them anyway.
My daughter has a set of stacking stars before these cups so she was familiar with the concept of stacking before she received this set for her birthday. She enjoys stacking and toppling the cups and then we make a game of tidying them away in the right order so they fit into the 'nest' formation.
As the cups can go into nest formation they are ideal to transport and we often take them to other people's houses so my daughter has something to play with whilst we are there.
These stacking cups are brilliant and safe to play with. I would suggest that the price makes it affordable for anyone to own a set. I would say buy some even if you only have visiting babies as something to whip out and surprise them with. This toy precedes the shape sorter in skill set but we have got both to play with as I am sure a lot of parents do.
I recommend this toy to all parents. If you are buying them as a gift it may be worth asking the parents if they already have some as we have got duplicate sets (by other manufacturers) at both grandparents' houses. It is a game we frequently play with and other uses can be found for the cups (like hide and seek) when the child gets a little older.
Summary: A great value toy that every baby should have in their toy box
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