Each player takes turns adding pieces to the cactus, trying not to let it fall over. The players must estimate weight, size and placement to keep the cactus balanced. Sorting and decision making skills come into play. Balancing cactus is a fun way for a child to develop early math and analytical thinking skills.
Winner of four awards:
- German Design Prize
- Spiel Gut (Germany)
- Good Toy Award by Good Toy Association (Japan)
- Good Toy Award by Thai Toy Industry Association (Thailand)
Bubboli loves this Balancing Cactus by Plan Toys. It goes without saying that this toy is made from quality and environmentally friendly materials so you can trust that they are safe for your kids.
The Plan Toy Balancing Cactus helps your bubbie hone in on hand-eye coordination and the processing of visual input to guide reaching and grasping. This skill prepares children for daily tasks like writing and feeding.
This game also challenges your bubbie to focus and concentrate on the task on hand.
This is why we REALLY like this toy. You can continue to challenge older children and children who mastered the game by encouraging them to build something beyond what is expected, to push the limits on building the most precarious structures. We think this helps your child to always question status quo and strive for what others may deem "impossible".
As always, this toy is a great display when it's not in play.
WARNING: Contains small parts.