There is something that accompanies us already in the early infancy and what the human brain constantly wants to find out:
No matter whether it is the doubling of an object or the division or the assignment of shapes and outlines or the combination of numbers and quantities.
Numbers and mathematical connections have always attracted people and usually, it is enough to easily support this natural inclination by offering colorful and child-friendly tools that support this in a playful way.
Because children enjoy learning and they should keep it!
But not only the basic mathematical understanding can be promoted in a playful way, but also the fine motor skills, concentration, and the interaction of both brain hemispheres are stimulated through logic and creativity in a playful way.
GETTING SMART WHILE PLAYING
The intuitively improvising right hemisphere of the brain discovers new connections and play possibilities, while the analytically rational left hemisphere of the brain deals with quantities, numbers, and the assignment of shapes to their outlines, whereby both hemispheres of the brain are playfully connected with each other and become active.
This is exactly what our wooden number puzzle promotes and it supports the logical and mathematical basic development as an important component in the holistic development of our children.
Recognizing logical connections is undoubtedly one of the activities that not only promote motor skills and analytical stimulation but also have an integrative effect and are simply a lot of fun!
Who can’t get excited about their own or close children discovering new connections while playing and having so much fun doing so?
Playing together, having and implementing ideas, and sharing all this with friends and family brings endless joy and connects not only children and their parents but also children of different ages.
We avoid plastic in product and packaging because wood and cotton have so many wonderful haptic and child-friendly properties.
CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY DEVELOPED IN GERMANY
EXTASTICKS number puzzles are carefully designed and developed by holistic educators to encourage children in a playful and educational way, adding value to the education and future of our children.
All wooden blocks and shapes can be easily grasped by children’s hands because they were exactly designed and selected for this purpose.
The quality wood used is well finished and rounded. All parts are made of high-quality solid wood and can be stored in a cotton bag.
At EXTASTICKS we attach great importance to the selection, safety, and educational value of our toys in order to take good care of every beneficial aspect of early mathematical education and development.
LEARN MATHS AND COUNTING WITH FUN
Counting, combining, adding, stacking, inserting, assigning, adding, taking away, doubling, tripling, dividing or exchanging – there are no limits to creativity!
With the EXTASTICKS wooden puzzle, kids can implement and try out endless play ideas.
Depending on the age, toddlers play with shapes and colors that they match and elementary school students recreate arithmetic tasks – be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing, with the colored rings providing support and making quantities tangible.
The number game is also popular in kindergarten, preschool and classrooms to support early mathematical education and promote an understanding of quantities and basic numbers – because this makes math really fun!
Playfully experiencing numbers
Introduce children to quantities and numbers with fun and games – early mathematical development made easy!
FIT FOR THE FUTURE Seal
Our Fit for the Future Seal evaluates 8 characteristics of our toys:
- EMOTIONALLY STRONG
- ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT LEARNING
- LOGICALLY FIT
- LANGUAGE FIT
HIGH QUALITY AND WELL THOUGHT OUT
Quality, safety, and best workmanship is important for us
All of our wooden toys pass independent quality inspections and exceed American and European toy safety standards to make learning through play not only joyful but also safe fun!
Most parents think a lot about what is best for their children – so do we. That’s how EXTASTICKS came into being.
The wooden number puzzle contains:
- 10 numbers made of pinewood
- 11 shapes made of pinewood
- 55 rings made of pinewood
- 1 cotton bag to store all pieces
- 1 wooden game board with indentations for shapes and numbers
- 10 firmly anchored sticks for rings