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Top Ten Stacking & Nesting Toys for Toddler

Updated on November 12, 2015

Top 10 Sorting & Stacking Baby Toys Guide

Can't choose a sorting or nesting toy for your baby? There are so many choices available on the market. Which one to choose?

I have done the job for you and I have compiled a list of Top 10 Sorting & Stacking Baby Toys. We have stackers, sort boards, stack and discover blocks, counting and sorting toys. I have chosen the safest toys which will teach your baby to recognise colour and size, sort and count; they will help with matching and counting skills & will building creativity and imagination!

Fisher-Price Rock-A-Stack - #1

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack

For generations babies have delighted in this classic stacking toy. Consisting of five bright candy-colored rings in graduated sizes looped over an 8-inch-tall plastic post, the Rock-A-Stack helps babies develop coordination as they learn to stack the easy-to-grasp rings in the proper order. Little ones will have the time of their lives sorting, stacking, and tasting to see if the rings really taste as good as they look. Made of absolutely safe, washable soft plastic suitable for teething. --Marianne Painter

Some things never go out of style. A rainbow of five rings fits over a cone with rocking base. Stacking toys help baby develop fine motor skills while encouraging cognitive abilities. Made of teethable material.

 

Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker - #2

Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker - Wooden Educational Toy
Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker - Wooden Educational Toy

Includes 25 durable; solid-wood pieces to match and stack. Great for building early shape; color and size differentiation skills!

Get busy stacking all different shapes, colors and sizes. This fun Geometric Stacker comes with 25 durable pieces to match and stack on a solid base. Perfect for building shape, color and size differentiation skills. Pieces made of solid wood.

 

Green Toys My First Stacker - #3

Green Toys My First Stacker, Colors May Vary
Green Toys My First Stacker, Colors May Vary

My First Green Toys are manufactured and assembled in California from 100% post-consumer milk jugs, and contains no BPA, phthalates or PVC. This is part of a new line of eco-friendly, safe products for younger kids. This stacker is safe for babies as young as 6 months, but is also fun for older children. Set includes 8 stackable, nesting pieces. Extra safe, with no center post.

The Green ToysTM Stacker takes a classic toy and makes it safer and more playful. The eight whimsically colored nesting pieces stack easily from large to small, while also allowing little builders to use their imagination and stack in any order. Little ones can develop hand-eye coordination and color recognition while having plenty of Good Green FunTM. Most importantly, the Green Toys Stacker is safe. Its unique design has no center post. No BPA, PVC, phthalates, or external coatings. This Stacker is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers which save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Packaged using only recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.

 

Melissa & Doug Stack and Sort Board - #4

Melissa & Doug Stack and Sort Board - Wooden Educational Toy With 15 Solid Wood Pieces
Melissa & Doug Stack and Sort Board - Wooden Educational Toy With 15 Solid Wood Pieces

The sort of learning fun that kids need! Match the color and quantity of the 15 thick colorful wooden pieces to the key on the sturdy solid-wood board. A perfect first manipulative that helps with matching and counting skills!

Engage kids for hours with this classic toy that helps build matching and counting skills. Little learners can simply match the color and quantity of the colorful pieces to the key on the sturdy solid-wood board, and then stack them up on the peg. Comes with 15 wooden stacking pieces and base.

 

Baby Einstein Stack and Discover Blocks - #5

Baby Einstein Explore and Discover Soft Block Toys
Baby Einstein Explore and Discover Soft Block Toys

Set of 4 blocks for stacking and playing fun. The green block features an attached apple teether to soothe Baby's gum. The red block features crinkle sides and the blue block features 3D crinkle wings on butterfly. Each block features a large number to introduce counting.

Awards: Awarded as the 2009 by Parenting Magazine.

 

Fisher Price Little Super Star Classical Stacker - #6

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Little Super Star Classical Stacker
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Little Super Star Classical Stacker

The Music & More Stackin' Stars is a restage of the B0847 Classical Chorus Star Stacker. It's a 5-piece infant stacker of 4 dual colored translucent stars and a characterized musical note top that fits over a lighted post. Lights dance through the stars a

Sparkly stars become cause for celebration as Baby stacks them. Lights dance, music plays, and Baby is sure to smile! Plays five songs -- three classical tunes and two children's favorites. The four colorful stars also feature interesting textures to help develop Baby's tactile senses.

 

Manhattan Toy Counting and Sorting Farm - #7

Manhattan Toy Counting and Sorting Farm
Manhattan Toy Counting and Sorting Farm

Each of these soft pens has a number printed on it and the same number of stuffed farm critters inside: 1 chick (in a nest), 2 sheep, 3 pigs and four cows. Kids will develop fine motor skills as they remove and replace the animals. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities for make-believe barnyard play.

4 nesting cows, 3 stacking pigs, 2 sorting sheep, and a chicken in a soft nest! Count and Sorting Farm opens doors full of math and make-believe opportunities and builds fine motor skills, too. Fabric animal pens all nest and stack, and each has a printed number on top that corresponds to the number of animals that fits inside. Ages 2-4.

 

Haba Eeny, Meeny, Miny Zoo - #8

HABA Eeny, Meeny, Miny Zoo! 25 Piece Mix & Match Animal Blocks (Made in Germany)
HABA Eeny, Meeny, Miny Zoo! 25 Piece Mix & Match Animal Blocks (Made in Germany)

25 handy pieces made of beech wood for first constructions.

Piece by piece for a funny zoo, pile the cow and the monkey too. Mix and match bodies and feet to make your own unusual zoo animals. Rectangular pieces 3" X 2" X 2" Made of beech wood. Ages 12 mos. and up.

 

Lamaze Multi Sensory Soft Sorter - #9

Lamaze Soft Sorter
Lamaze Soft Sorter

Baby will love putting shapes in and taking them out of the Multi-Sensory Soft Sorter. Baby learns matching by searching for the shape that fits in the same size hole. The Sorter features a green apple scent to make playtime even more stimulating.

Baby will love putting shapes in and taking them out of the Multi-Sensory Soft Sorter. Baby learns matching by searching for the shape that fits in the same size hole. The Sorter features a green apple scent to make playtime even more stimulating.

 

Melissa & Doug Wooden Stacking Train - #10

Melissa & Doug Wooden Stacking Train
Melissa & Doug Wooden Stacking Train

2 years & up. All Aboard! This little engine will have children on track for learning! Just a little imagination and they can custom build their own train from the 15 interchangeable pieces and three linking cars with sturdy pegs for joining cars and stacking "cargo" blocks. A must for any toddler as it encourages the development of color, shape and size recognition, spatial concepts, fine motor and problem solving skills.

 

What is your baby's favourite stacking toy? Stackers? Cubes? Stack & Sort Board may be? Do you prefer plastic or wooden toys?

What is your baby's favourite stacking toy?

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      TopTenLists 4 years ago

      Great selection and thanks for including my lens in your list of wooden toy lenses. Appreciate it!

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      iPadGeek 5 years ago

      Super collection! :)

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      dosmaster5000 6 years ago

      I love these types of toys. My daughter has a bunch of these types of toys and I think they're a great way to learn.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I like the soft ones. They look easy to pick up for little ones.

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      Some great choices here! My little one loves sorting things into piles. Love the Melissa and Doug geometric stacker, will be getting that when she is a little bit older!

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      Another great lens to add to the 100 Hot Toddler Toys! Thanks!