Melissa & Doug Counting Shape Stacker



This sturdy wooden stacker is jam-packed with exciting details that appeal to a child's natural curiosity about colors, shapes, and numbers! Encourage early math skills with the 55 shape pieces and 10 number tiles ("One rectangle plus one rectangle makes two rectangles. If we add one more, how many rectangles do we have in all?"), or help develop word recognition by identifying the shape names printed on the board and the numbers spelled out on the back of the tiles. This classic toy for ages 2+ is an educational powerhouse!


  • Age 2+ years

  • Stacking toy with 55 colorful shapes and 10 number tiles

  • An engaging classic toy filled with exciting details

  • Shapes include circle, square, triangle, diamond, rectangle, hexagon, and more

  • Sturdy wooden construction for years of play

  • Encourages color, shape, and number recognition, as well as sorting and fine motor skills

Ways To Play

  • Mix all the shapes and number tiles together in a pile. Ask the child to sort them by color, then place them in the correct spots as quickly as possible.

  • Say each shape name, pointing to the word printed on the board, until the child can say them independently.

  • Say a certain number (for example: seven), then ask the child to tell you the matching shape and color ("Seven blue squares!").

  • Create a sequence with the shapes (for example: circle, triangle, octagon) and ask the child to repeat it. As play progresses, increase the number of pieces in the sequence.

  • Put all the number tiles in a pile with the spelled-out numbers facing upward. Use shapes to recreate one of the patterns printed on the board (for example: three rows of three purple circles). Ask the child to count the shapes and put the correct number tile (nine) onto the board.

  • Work on early math concepts by placing a single shape onto a peg and asking the child to add another, guiding him or her through an addition problem (for example: "One square plus one square makes two squares. If we add one more, how many squares do we have in all?").


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