What It Is
The Rubik's Sort & Solve Puzzle from Tollytots, a division of Jakks Pacific, uses the classic Rubik's Cube to introduce babies to shapes, numbers, and colors. There are 18 different shape openings around the octagonal toy and 18 shape pieces for babies to drop into the openings. Babies can match the color and shape of each piece to the opening with the correct color and shape. Each shape piece also has a number on it, which won't really help babies with finding the right opening because none of the openings have numbers on them, but parents can play along and help babies sort the pieces into numerical order. All the pieces fit inside when playtime is over.
Why It’s Useful
This is a classic shape sorter with a Rubik's Cube twist. It has more than just basic shapes, i.e. square, circle, triangle. It introduces babies to shapes and colors, while also helping babies develop motor skills.
Who It’s For
The Rubik's Sort & Solve Puzzle is for ages 6 months and up, but we think it's better suited for 9 months and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Opening the Rubik's Sort & Solve Puzzle is a bit challenging. One side twists off, but it's hard to get it to twist. So be careful when opening this to prevent the shape pieces from scattering all over the place.