I had been looking for stacking rings for a while for my daughter, and had been eyeing out some on amazon, although they were quite expensive. So, I was very pleased when my mum picked some stacking rings up for me at a car boot sale recently for £1, since she knew I was looking for some for my little girl.
Despite me looking at rings on amazon, this Tomy Happy Stack rings were not ones that I had noticed, which I am surprised at, as they are very different from the usual rings, in that you can stack them two ways, upwards and downwards, as there isn't actually a pole for the rings to go onto, instead they stack within each other, due to their shape. Each ring has a half ball in the middle, with a happy face on it. Underneath is a hole that allows the ball shaped part of another ring to fit inside. So, they can be stacked from smallest to largest and vice versa.
There are five stacking rings in this set, all brightly coloured. They are just the right size for a little one to hold in their hands, and in my daughter's case - fit in her mouth. The rings sit on a purple base which is designed to be wobbly, and my daughter will sometimes knock all the rings off just to get at the base. Once all the rings are taken off, you will find a ball that can sit in the hollow of the base, and can be rattled and played with as a separate toy.
This toy has been designed for babies from 6 months old and my daughter was just 7 months when she got this. Naturally at her age she isn't able to stack the rings herself, but she enjoys watching me or my husband stack them, and very often likes to reach for the rings in the midst of me stacking them. She also likes to knock down the rings when there are only a few stacked up, particulary when they are in stacked with the largest on the top.
I think this toy will have durability as my daughter grows. At the moment, she enjoys the colours, knocking the rings down, and playing with the ball, but as she grows I am looking forward to her being able to stack them herself both ways, given her additional learning opportunities. I am so glad my Mum picked these up for my daughter, even better when they are only a £1, but even at £8 which is what they are priced at on amazon, I would purchase these, as I think they are worth the money.
My son had so many of these in different makes and models. This one was what we kept at home. He had hours of fun with this toy from the age of 4 and couldnt fail to complete the stacker in the right order.
The base of the stacker is on a half circle that makes it rock back and forth when pushed. Each ring is a different colour with a white half circle on the top with smiling faces on them. Under each ring is a half circle shape that the next head will fit into. The advantage to this is that there is no stick for bits to be placed onto that can be dangerous for a 6 month old and there is no small parts that can be swallowed.
This was the first stacker system that was bought for him though it was colourful it did not light up or play any music which was a shame it could do with a bit more entertainment to it.
It is a great toy for children who are just starting to move around and sit up and it is made out of a good quality plastic. I also found that my child loved to take this in the bath to make the parts float so it is slightly universal in what the child likes to do with it.
I payed £10 from argos for this and was a great cheap presant for him unfortunatley we did loose peices over time but it was definatley worth the money.
Just what every six month old is asking Father Christmas for! I bought this for my precious first-born as a Christmas present. At the time he was ten months old, and in hind-sight, this toy was probably a bit young for him by then. He certainly played with it, and enjoyed getting the pieces in the right order. However, when precious bundle number two got her hands on it, I really saw the difference. She has had hours of entertainment from it, and I can feel smug in my choice of toy! So what is it? It's a variation of the old stacking rings that we all had. The rings are solid, with a smiley face (each one different - like Tomy's squeaky eggs) in the centre. The colours are bright - fabulous. The purple base is very easy to get holf of, and quite steady, and there is a hollow in the centre which holds the secret - a rattley ball, again with a smiley face. What can bundle do with it? Stack it, of course! However, inventive babies, especially with help, can do far more. The individual rings make a great noise if you bash them together, and it's excellent fun to bash the ball into the upside-down bottom ring. They are quite sturdy enough to take any amount of bashing, chewing etc, and little fingers seem to manage fine with getting hold of them. Knocking the tower down is a good game, as is hiding the ball for baby to find. (Unfortunately for this, the ball only really fits under the biggest ring - otherwise it would be to hard to stack!). Amelia really enjoys having the rings slid across the floor (think pucks and ice-hockey, or skimming stones) for her to chase. Anyone with any other suggestions as to how to use this - please let me know. Disadvantages? It's a little restrictive, and by the age of 18 months, it's unlikely to be played with very often (except when it has novelty value - firstborn sees it handed to second-born etc). Not useful for teaching colours particularly, as it&
#39;s not primary colours, and is likely to have been outgrown before that stage. Can't really think of any other disadvantages. Generally, this is a great toy. I'd recommend buying it for your child as soon as he or she can sit up, even if propped up. That way you'll get maximum use from it. The colours attract attention, and the nice smooth surfaces feel good to touch. As the child gets older, they'll do more with it,and you'll really get your money's worth
From 6 months - Unusual, colorful stacker. There are 2 different ways to stack this classic toy - so twice as much fun for baby.