Wooden Balance Baker
Don’t let our Wooden Balance Baker drop the cakes!
Help the baker balance his cakes on both sides of his hands. It will excite a child to see when baker is out of balance – this will help to understand the physics governing the balance movement.
- Measures 25cm H x 28cm L x 10cm W
- Recommended for ages 2+ years
Teaching kids about balancing scales
Try using different objects, the same objects, large and small objects in the trays. Get your child to try and predict what will happen. Will the tray go up, down or stay balanced?
For example, a real surprise can occur when someone puts a heavy but relatively small bead in one tray and a large pine cone in the other tray. Children will usually predict that the pine cone’s tray would go down, meaning it was heavier. But no, it is the glass bead that was heavier than the pine cone.
After some more experimenting, children can discover that sometimes even though an object is large, it can still be light.
If you love the Balance Baker puzzle, check out our Wooden Balancing Scales as well!