Teach children about the tradition of Totem Poles with this wooden stacking toy. Totem Poles are sculptures carved into large trees and painted with symbols and animal figures. They are created by indigenous Native American cultures in the Pacific Northwest Coast in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska and they are also seen in New Zealand. Totem Poles have many meanings including commemoration, recording family history, representing generosity, wealth and to welcome.
This wooden toy can be stacked in different formations and has different patterns on each side of the blocks. You can use it to teach children about the various symbolic meanings of Totem Poles and the importance of them to other cultures. The animal figures depicted on the blocks are not clearly defined which allows you and your child to change them and talk about the various animals carved into Totem Poles and their meanings. This toy is popular with the education sector but makes a great home teaching aid too.
Ethically made from sustainable solid wood, these wooden blocks are smooth, warm and tactile, and children will enjoy playing with them imaginatively. Stacking the pieces onto the central peg will bring on children's dexterity, hand-eye co-ordination and creativity.
Suitable from age 2. This toy measures 10cm x 10cm x 30cm and has 13 pieces.
Schematic play: positioning schema
Sensory toy: hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills
Bajo's beautiful wooden toys have been designed and manufactured in Poland over the last 25 years. These top notch toys are wonderfully tactile and will inspire imaginative play and learning. The manufacturing process is green from start to finish - sustainable wood from beech, birch, sycamore, acacia, cherry, walnut and plum trees is sourced from carefully managed forests in Poland. Skilled crafters transform the wood into toys that are treated with eco, non-toxic paints and oils, and waste wood is turned into fuel briquettes. Bajo toys are great for open-ended play and will be treasured by children for years before being passed on to new generations to be enjoyed all over again.