Wooden Balancing Man
Introducing Blue Ribbon’s Wooden Balancing Man.
Balancing play with this weight lifter provides an introduction to mathematics concepts as well as having fun.
- Measures 8cm wide x 43cm long x 13cm high
- Made from sustainable rubber and wood and are painted using only the non-toxic finishes.
- Comes boxed
- Recommended for 3 years and above
Teaching kids about balancing
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 like balancing things, check out our Viga Balancing Scales for even more fun!