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Grimm's Rainbow - My Review of a Waldorf Toy

Updated on March 25, 2013

Grimm's Spiel & Holz wooden Rainbow Stacker

Are you looking for a quality children's toy that encourages creativity, develops physical coordination and problem-solving skills?

Look no further: the Rainbow Stacker, hand-crafted in Germany by Grimm's Spiel & Holz is the toy of every child's dreams.

Used as any traditional nesting toy or stacker, it develops hand-eye coordination and reasoning skills, but there's more to it than that.

The rainbow arches can be rearranged in hundreds of ways to create bridges, tunnels, houses, natural scenery, rockers, animals... the possibilities are limited to your child's imagination.

The Rainbow's simple yet versatile design was conceived according to the principles of Waldorf education.

Toys that are made to be used according to the child's imagination (rather than a set way to play, such as a puzzle) encourage open-ended play. There are many amazing benefits of open-ended play that your child will enjoy with this stacker.

Picture of Rainbow Stacker courtesy of Amazon

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Open-ended play

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I'm a massive fan of open-ended play for children. It builds creativity, develops problem-solving skills and lets children learn at their own pace.

We've tried several natural, ethical and wooden toys since my son was born and they're all wonderful. But I was blown away when I first saw the Rainbow Stacker.

Firstly, it's a stunningly beautiful piece of art; bold colours and quality craftsmanship make it a toy that you'll be proud to display at home.

But more than that, it encourages imaginative play and keeps little ones occupied for hours at a time. This is a toy that can become anything from a train tunnel to a baby doll's cradle, a horse's paddock to a castle. Not to mention a pretty nice rainbow!

While this product isn't a budget buy, the Rainbow Stacker is built to last a very long time. Most households with a Rainbow say their children use it more often - and for many more years - than their other toys. It truly is a fantastic investment for every family or classroom.

Picture of Rainbow Stackers above and top right courtesy of Amazon

A solid five star Amazon rating shows how many families have fallen in love with this...

Grimm's Rainbow Stacker - A stunning wooden nesting puzzle

Grimm's wooden toys are well-known for their German quality, and this Rainbow Stacker is built to last a lifetime. A solid five star Amazon rating shows how many families have fallen in love with this fantastic and versatile toy.

A smaller version is also available but do yourself a favour and get the large, original stacker. It's worth every cent.

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Grimm's rainbow stacker

To see the Rainbow in action, check out this short and sweet video. But keep in mind the rainbow shown is the small version - the original large Rainbow is much bigger!

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Which colour of the rainbow do you like best? - And why?

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    • theallin1writer profile image

      theallin1writer 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star!

    • coolaunt profile image

      coolaunt 5 years ago

      I agree wooden toys can really spark imagination and coordination. Nice lens.

    • irminia profile image

      irminia 5 years ago

      I like all the colours best and I'm a big fan of your lenses!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Your enthisiam shows in this nicely done and informative lens. Good work!

    • MalenasMom profile image

      MalenasMom 5 years ago

      I love all of the educaional resources and child development facts that you have added to this lens. Good work!

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      colorful rainbow stacker and nice video

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I love blue as it's my favorite color. This is such a fun and colorful toy.