2 Wooden Nesting Bases, 1 Wooden Hen, 5 Egg shaped nesting pieces, 1 detailed instruction manual, all packed in a Skola Box
Children love this toy for it challenges their balancing skills like no other. Discovering multiple ways of stacking the eggs on the back of the hen stimulates the creative juices of the child. As the child nests, stacks and grades, it brings in an added awareness of dimensions.
ACTIVITY 1 –NESTING
Show the child how to take the eggs & nest them, one inside another
ACTIVITY 2 – NAME GAMES
Introduce size descriptors – big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller, smallest
ACTIVITY 3 – GRADATION
Remove all the ovals. Show the child how to arrange from big to small
ACTIVITY 4 – PATTERNS
This is a toy that is ideally suited for exploration, from a size as well as creative point of view. Children can create patterns with the ovals
ACTIVITY 5 – ABSTRACT PAIRING
Print ovals of the same size as the eggs on paper; ask the child to pair.
ACTIVITY 6 – BALANCING
Show the child how to remove all eggs and place on the back of the hen, starting from the biggest
Balancing the eggs is immensely challenging. It takes dexterity and concentration to a different level. Nesting helps children focus on dimensions leading to effective spatial analysis. Stacking uneven & distinct objects helps children understand the correlation between sizes & weights.