A Butcher, a Balancing Baker and a Candlestick Maker!

November 22, 2011 at 15:17 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Little Hands, Play@Home Mom, Reviews | Leave a comment
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This adorable wooden Balancing Baker takes the cake!

As soon as Lori and Julie opened up the package, the girls were so excited to play with the yummy looking wooden cakes! 16 pieces all brightly colored, they are decorated with sprinkles, cherries, and frosting designs –what fun!

Next, they enjoyed taking turns stacking the different sized cakes onto the topsy-turvy baker.  They counted each cake (without prompting from me!) as they carefully placed them onto the baker’s shoulders. The girls noticed that if one side had more cakes the baker would tilt in that direction, and if he had too many cakes to carry he would fall and drop them all –this always elicited many giggles.  This was a fun way to experiment with balancing different weights, and to see cause and effect in action!

Why I like this toy:

Cuteness Factor: Kids will love to play with this adorable baker and colorful cakes.

Fun While Learning: A great way to introduce the concept of balancing weight.

Encourages Counting: Help little ones count out loud all the way up to 16!

 

A cute side note: When Lori was younger she used to call bakers “cakers” she told me one day “mama they make cake so they should be called cakers not bakers!” It makes perfect sense… (She also called sweeping the floor “brooming the floor”) Webster, look out!

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