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One Toy, Unlimited Possibilities – Skola Toys Review (Rainbow Roofs Stacker)


October 13, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Toys, Books, Activities


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I am always on the lookout for interesting toys for Baby N, that promote creativity and learning, while keeping him engaged for a longer time. When I first heard of Skola Toys, I was very impressed, primarily because of the amount of research and thought that has gone into designing each toy.

 

Skola toys have been created by a team which has over 25 years experience in the Early Education sector. Every Skola toy follows a Learning Journey that encourages incremental learning through play. Each journey is divided into stages based on the child’s age and at each stage, Skola experts have designed a specific toy that will aid the child’s cognitive and physical development at that age. There are Learning Journeys through alphabets, numbers, colours, arithmetic, geometry etc.

 

My son is 19 months old, so the Skola representative advised me to try the Rainbow Roofs toy which falls in Stage 2 (1.5 years+) of the Journey through Fine Motor Skills. This is the “Free Stacking” stage which involves piling objects in any order without a central support and helps the child develop focus, balance and dexterity.

 

Here is my experience with the Skola Rainbow Roofs toy.

 

Packaging:

The toy comes in an attractive cardboard box with doodles all around. It includes a triangular base, 7 roofs of varying sizes, 4 crayons and an instruction manual.

 

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Attractive box with doodles which the child can colour – Image source Amazon because we have already started colouring on our box 🙂

 

First Impression:

Initially when I received this toy, I was very impressed with how bright and colourful it is. However I found it very simplistic and I was wondering how long my super active toddler would actually be engaged with it, because how many times can a child stack the same pyramid without getting bored right? Well I was wrong because stacking is only the start to playing with this toy!

 

 

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Stacking and nesting Skola Rainbow Roofs toy

 

Let your Child’s Imagination and Creativity Run Free:

The instruction manual that comes along with the toy gives cues to the parent on how it can be used creatively. Once we started playing, I realized that really the only limit is our imagination. Other than stacking and nesting, we made houses, a building, multi-level car park, chair, cot with pillow and blanket, ramp for cars to go over and tunnel for cars to go through. Believe me, every day we sit with the roofs and try to build something new.

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Welcome to Skola Town

 

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Cot with pillow and blanket for Mr. Penguin and a reclining arm chair for Safari the Giraffe

 

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Is it a skyscraper or a multi-level car park?

 

 

Learning and Skill Development through Skola Rainbow Roofs Toy:

  • Dimensions
  • Dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Focus and hand-eye-coordination
  • Balance
  • Colours of the rainbow
  • Creativity and imagination

 

What I Liked About the Toy:

  • The pieces are bright and colourful, very attractive for small children
  • Single toy can be used to play a number of activities
  • The toy is designed keeping in mind children of the 1.5-2.5 age group and encourages development of multiple skillsets
  • Made from natural material (wood), I prefer it for my child rather than plastic toys
  • I was concerned about the paint initially, but the Skola website confirms that the paints used are non-toxic and conform to European EN-71 Part-3 guidelines for toys
  • Wood is also more durable and can withstand the rough-and-tough usage of a toddler
  • Comes with a detailed Instruction manual that gives a clear outline of the specific learning objectives the toy achieves, the age group that it caters too, followed by detailed description of activities to use the toy effectively
  • Bonus – Comes in an attractive cardboard box with doodles all over it and a surprise inside the box – crayons to colour the box

 

Concerns with the Toy:

  • My only concern is that being wooden, the bigger pieces are a little heavy so you need to be watchful around smaller children

 

To sum up, I would definitely recommend this toy if your child is in the 1.5-2.5 years age group. And if not, I suggest you have a look at the website which recommends toys by age group. I for one will definitely be following along the Learning Journey with Skola toys as Baby N grows up.

 

You might also be interested in reading this review of Skola Sandpaper Numbers by doctor mommy Bushra Nausheen from All About the Woman.

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but the content and views expressed here are my own. Skola sent me the toy for my honest and independent review.


I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge. This post is my entry for 13th October.

 

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Comments
  1. Aesha Shah said on October 13, 2017 12:58 pm:

    I will recommend Skola toys to my friends. Thanks for this review. have been hearing a lot about Skola toys but a recommendation from a mom helps takes a decision to buy or recommend to others.

  2. Shalini said on October 13, 2017 3:00 pm:

    That’s an interesting toy. I loved the use as roof and cot! Cute!

  3. Leo said on October 14, 2017 12:01 pm:

    It’s important that toys be multi-use and durable too, I think. 🙂 This looks a good option.

  4. Sreedeep said on October 14, 2017 10:34 pm:

    Interesting, never heard about Skola toys before. Thanks for the review, will explore more about this.

  5. keerthi vydyula said on October 15, 2017 11:48 am:

    Wow incredible toy that is! So many possibilities to play with…it improves the imagination of childern and keeps them busy….as u mentioned it would have been even better if the blocks were made out of material which is comparatively light weight..!

    1. Baby & Beyond said on October 16, 2017 1:05 pm:

      True Keerthi. I suppose that is the trade-off with using natural materials as compared to plastic.

  6. Ashwini Dodani said on October 16, 2017 11:14 am:

    Looks interesting 🙂

  7. Apeksha Rao said on October 16, 2017 5:37 pm:

    This looks very interesting. I must try it for my 16 month old twins. Thank you for the review.

  8. SHALINI BAISIWALA said on October 16, 2017 9:52 pm:

    Today kids are spoilt for choice when it comes to toys; so much research has gone into creating the perfect one! Its keeping in tune with their developmental needs!

  9. Anchal said on October 18, 2017 1:50 pm:

    Such toys are so good for the kids. Helps their imagination grow so much.