Handmade in Hungary from maple wood harvested from sustainable forests.
This product has four components. The ark made of oiled alder, the three decks made of plywood, all three replaceable, 15 animal figurines made of maple, and one linen sack.
The animal figures are 2cm thick, and all can stand independently. Their size is too big to be swallowed, which makes them a safe toy also for children under 3. This toy-family comes in an environmentally friendly linen sack to make sure that even small accessories (the animal figurines) do not get lost.
How to play with it? A great advantage of Noah’s ark is that it lends itself to several ways to play with (puzzle, 3D colouring toy, shape recognition, role play, and balancing game) each developing different skills/abilities. If your child tries to put the animals back inside the ark through the decks of different colour, they will be playing shape recognition. The red deck has the negative for farm animals, the green for forest animals, and the yellow for zoo (African) animals. The figurines are not treated with either oil or lacquer. Paint it with watercolour or tempera. If you hide 3 or more figurines in the linen sack, you can play an exciting game reaching in the sack, and recognising the animals without seeing them. Building a tower of animals is great fun, 3-4 children may play at a time. If you want to play, and teach at the same time, just ask a question, or give a task related to the animal held by the child whose turn it is. If he/she gives the right answer, he/she can try placing the next animal in the tower. The player whose figurines run out first wins.