BeginAgain is an eco-conscious toy company based out of Fort Collins, CO, who specializes in toys for children 6 months to 6 years old. We design and market toys that are fun and develop the child across all stages of toddler and preschool life, both mentally and physically. Our products are made from 100% sustainable materials, so they are child safe and most importantly mom trusted! Our brand is seeing tremendous growth as a result of:
1. Our sustainability message is resonating with consumers & retailers.
2. We use rubberwood, water based stains & natural rubber for entire product line.
3. Parents are looking for toys that reduce screen time for their children.
4. The revolt against plastic is very real & parents are looking brands not using plastic.
5. BeginAgain has grown as a very authentic voice that parents, grandparents & educators really love.
This BEGINAGAIN GEAR STACKER (Stackable Rings Teach Colors & Languages) is a high-quality wooden toddler toy. I wanted it for my husband to use in post-stroke hand therapy, because it requires fine motor skills to balance the "gear" rings into a pyramid (especially an inverted pyramid). You have to place the rings just right, or they will fall through the larger or smaller rings, so this is somewhat challenging as either a stacker toy or a therapy tool.I find the nesting puzzle aspect quite fascinating. It's easy to nest the rings in their box if you work in one direction by size (largest to smallest or smallest to largest). But it's tricky to replace them in the box if you assemble them out of size order.
As the days for our four Grandsons return to our home we continue to search out toys we are comfortable and safe. The BeginAgain Gear Stacker Stackable Rings that teach colors & languages appear to be a perfect example of what we and our oldest daughter look for. The colors are vibrant and attractive, encouraging young children to play with them. The interactive shapes offer challenges and should keep our youngest Grandson entertained for long periods of time. The construction material is extremely solid and allow them to be stacked or put together as a puzzle. We look forward to being able watch him play with them and if we are lucky he may even allow us to join him.
The rings teach a little bit of foreign language. On one side of each ring, the color name is printed in English (e.g., red). On the other side, the color name is printed in Spanish, German, and French (e.g., rojo, rot, rouge). I'm partial to wooden toddler toys, because they're so solid and substantial. There's something special about the experience of assembling a wood-block puzzle. This puzzle is well-made, uses child-safe finishes, and is very colorful.
These are really fun vibrant colored rings. It's a great tool for building fine motor skills as well as teaching the different colors labeled on each ring. I like the fact that you can stack them upside down too. Overall great toy for 2+ aged kids.
This is a fun puzzle toy for any small child. It has large smooth pieces in vibrant colors that stack and build. Each one has the color labeled for extra fun. They stack together neatly when done. We are big fans of wood toys and this product is nicely done with smooth edges and a durable feel.
We found this at fresh thyme and my 15mos old loves it. It's super durable and he likes figuring out different thing to do with it. You can stick it from big gear to little gear or vice versa. The opposite side also has the colors in French German and Spanish :)
I love wooden toys for toddlers and children. Or even adults! This feels substantial, and comfortable to hold and maneuver. The color names are printed in English on one side, and the other languages on the other. Since colors seem to be one of the first things most early language learning programs cover, this seems like fantastic reinforcement.
My children like this but it is pretty limited in options, so they tend to get bored with it easily. This might be a good option for situations like a school, daycare, waiting room,etc - places where kids don't get a lot of exposure to the same toy every day and get bored with it.