The Pink Tower can be introduced from 2 years old (always without losing sight of the child as the smaller blocks can pose a chocking hazard), but we didn’t have it until now, so this was the first contact Alejandro had with it, he really liked it and I think he understood that this tower can not be put down like toy blocks, as it is a very special learning material.
What are we working with the Pink Tower?
- The concepts of “size” and “volume” because all cubes have the same color and the same shape and differ only in size.
- Counting, as we are placing the cubes.
- The decimal system, as the tower is composed of 10 cubes, and the child gets used to working with groups of 10 units.
- The sense of order and visual discrimination, as we arrange the cubes according to their size.
- The stereognostic sense when we build the tower with closed eyes.
- Respect and care of materials as we hold and carry the cubes one by one and carefully.
- Concentration, hand-eye coordination, patience, balance …
There are also many variations and extensions for this material, I have created a free printable with “12 Pink Tower extensions” that you can use as suggestions.