Matching, sorting and stacking: How your baby’s brain develops?

Matching, sorting and stacking: How your baby’s brain develops?

How to Lay the Foundation for Brain Development?
There is a lot of information on the internet about how stacking games help your baby grow. But, Do you know when these skills develop in your baby?


You may have noticed your baby concentrating enough to put that ring the stack or put that peg in the dowel. Stacking games are indeed good for promoting sorting, matching, and improving problem-solving skills. It also promotes fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and cognitive function. These are the activities that are carried out in baby brain development courses. But we hardly notice different stages of this development in our babies.


You can notice your baby playing with stacking games by the age of 9-11 months. Don’t worry, not all of them start playing with stacking games. It might also develop among12-15 months old babies.

baby stacking wooden budling blocks
There are different stages of stacking and nesting. Initially, you may notice your little one will start to put things on top of each other. He may stack a box on top of another box or stack blocks together. This is a great way for you to teach him about putting things together and taking them apart. You can give a simple disc stack to your 9-10months old baby to play. Putting that ring in the stack will strengthen their wrist movement and develop fine motor skills.


In between 11-12 months you can introduce a simple parallel stack to your baby. It will encourage them to make their hand move differently. Show them slowly how to do it and then let them stack that ring. It is easy for us but remember they have to think and put effort to stack that ring parallelly.

Tinyvers parallel stack for 1-2 years old
When your baby is 13-15 months old you can introduce them to the serpentine stack. This is going to improve their hand movement. Here they have to move their hand up and down to put that ring in the stack. This will promote their problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination and encourage them to think how to do it.


By the age of 16-18 months your baby is now able to play with different colours, sizes and shapes. Now you can introduce them to the nesting toy. Playing with nesting toy not only helps them in sorting, identifying colours, shapes, and sizes but promote numerical understanding and spatial understanding as well. They also learn about new words like ‘big’, ‘small’ while playing with nesting toy. You can also give them little containers of their own to differentiate between sizes, shapes and colours. They can also place one container in another one.

Baby stacking the open ended play rectangular blocks

For more ideas like this you can always go to www.tinyvers.com . If you are wondering where you can get these nesting toy and stacking games they are included in the Tinyvers Activity kit 5, Activity kit 6, Activity kit 7, and
Activity kit 8. Go explore the gems from our tiny universe, where age specific
activity kits for kids are available.

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