Detailed ReviewManufacturer's Description
Following the Roy G Biv color scheme, these brightly colored plastic cups fit together in multiple ways. Each cup is slightly smaller (or bigger, depending on how you look at it) than the next cup. Numbered 1 through 10, the cups can be stacked up according to color or number, making a small tower. The cups snap together, so balancing them is not an issue.
The cups can also be snapped together to their closest neighbor in size to form a ball that can be somewhat rolled around. The ball is not perfectly round, so it does not roll particularly smoothly. The jingly ball can be put inside one of these balls to act as a rattle.
Between stacking and rolling the cups, young children have choices on how they can interact with the cups. Being numbered, older children may be able to enhance their basic counting skills. Saying the name of the cup’s color out loud will also help reinforce color names.
The toy’s simple design also helps with imaginative play. Stacking towers and rolling balls are just two ways to play with the Stack and Roll Cups, but why not serve tea to stuffed animals from the cups? Or use to tower like a telescope?
Parents have reported their children playing with this toy in ways they did not expect, but are nonetheless excited to see.
While this does not happen to everyone, there have been reports of the cups being difficult to separate once snapped into a ball. It seems that it happens more frequently when the cups are all put into balls, and then closed inside one another like a set of nesting dolls. Placing fingers into the holes of each cup helps to pull the cups apart, but adults have still reported the occasional difficulty in getting the cups to release. This can be frustrating for child and grown-up alike.
- Wash in warm water with a little soap.
For more in-depth information on how to clean this type of toy, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
Not applicable. No additional parts are required.
The manufacturer states that their product "meets U.S. safety regulations and international standards."
Concerns have been raised about the type of plastic being used for the cups, and it is unclear whether they are BPA-free or not. Parents wary of this may consider finding other stacking cups.
Baby can learn so much through basic play, and these stackable, nestable, fit-together-and-roll-around cups offer endless versatility for lots of enriching discoveries. Includes 10 colorful cups to grasp, stack or nest, with grooved surfaces for a snug fit and easy stacking. Different colors, sizes and numbers help build early identification skills. A smiling jingle ball nests inside any cup, or fits on top of a whole stack!