An attractive wooden toy. This tower comprises brightly coloured shapes each numbered 1-10. The inter-locking shapes can be stacked by number or by shape. The Tower Puzzle has been useful in teaching our child to stack and build who would otherwise prefer to line things up horizontally. Height 19cm.
Line the pieces up in number order then encourage your child to place number 2 on top of number 1, then number 3 on top of 2, and 4 on top of 3 and so on. This is a useful exercise to encourage children to build upwards who would otherwise prefer to line things up horizontally- and gives them a sequence to follow to achieve this. You could also just hand each piece to your child if you feel that lining them up will distract him.
Another variation, if building upwards is not going well, could be to start off by teaching him to line them up horizontally 1-10 on the floor, and then stack just 1, 2 and 3 on top of each other and see if he is happy to continue.