Traditional toys, like simple wooden blocks, offer young children sensory stimulation, problem solving skills, open-ended pretend play, and a timeless toy that can grow with them. Babies may only gaze at the texture, design, and vibrant colors, while toddlers will build designs and towers. As children play with simple toys, they are using their imagination to create, and take joy in being the creator of their imaginary world.
All too often, children today are exposed to digital toys that create imagination for them. All they have to do is watch with very little participation. Stepping back from digital animation and exposing children to colorful wooden blocks encourages them to sort, assemble, and develop cognitively while stretching their imagination.
Rainbow arches have traditionally been used in Waldorf and Montessori play. From building towers to creating colorful patterns, this timeless Montessori toy is both fun and stimulating for young minds, especially when they can share in the play with a parent or caregiver.