Stapelstein is a wonderful new addition to the Australian toy scene in 2023, and I'm so excited that Milk Tooth is one of Stapelstein's first ever Australian stockists! I reached out to one of my favourite customers, Tonille, to share her thoughts on these amazing new toys, as well as some ideas on how to play with them. - Kath
© Tonille Barnhill @the_gorman_lane for Milk Tooth
The first thing I noticed upon receiving them was how lightweight they are. l actually thought the box they came in was empty! I had a good peek at them and was so excited to gift them to the kids. I decided to not wrap them and instead have them set out as stepping stones leading from the hallway out to the living room right up to the Christmas Tree - it looked so fun!
I thought I would share with you an honest review and some ways the kids and I have been using them. Stapelstein is open-ended, so there's no right or wrong way to play with them.
They were a hit the first day the kiddos had received them, especially the Balance Board (definitely need to add a few more of those)! The kids were timing each other on how long they could stay upright, adding one extra stone at a time underneath to increase the level of difficulty each time. This has become the most popular game to play for my older two children.
Stapelstein was designed and made to get kids active and bodies moving. They have been a great tool for my five-year-old in helping with his balance and coordination; perfect for working on those gross motor skills.
Let’s talk price. Yes Stapelstein is on the expensive side, but I truly believe it's worth the pennies!
The Stacking Stones and Balance Boards are sustainable, are high quality, and are made to last. They can hold up to 180kg! As I say all the time, you pay for quality. Just like our beautiful block sets and playroom furniture, you invest in what you know will get the love in your home.
They don’t take up much space either, because they are stackable, lightweight, easily moved, and easily stored.
Stapelstein are easy on the eye too. I know our playroom purchases are not always about aesthetics, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. I find Stapelstein really brightens up our space when they’re all stacked up. This is so appealing to the kids and they gravitate towards them everyday!
They won’t be for everyone and that’s OK. I just wanted to share our thoughts and ways we have been playing with them, as they are new to Australia.
I am so excited that they are FINALLY heading to Australia, it’s been a long time coming! I definitely would like to add in some more, maybe two more Balance Boards and a set of the pastels. I find the Rainbow Classic 8 set isn’t quite enough for my three kids, so more are definitely needed.
Stapelstein is still quite new to our playroom but already so loved by the kids. I’m excited to see the new ways they find to use them over time, and I’ll be sure to share all the fun that we have.
Other ideas we at Milk Tooth would like to suggest for playing with Stapelstein include:
What else can you come up with? Let us know and we'll add your ideas to the list! - Kath