The interlocking discs are one of the first materials to be offered to an infant. The interlocking discs should first be offered around 2-3 months while the infant still has the grasping reflex. This will aid the infant in developing voluntary grasping. As the infant swings the interlocking discs around, his/her eyes will begin to track the material, helping the infant with eye development. In a few months, the special design will help the infant begin to transfer the material from hand to hand. When placed on the floor, the interlocking discs will gently roll away, encouraging the infant to creep or roll towards it. The design of the material is so that it does not roll quickly or far away when the infant is not yet crawling.
The interlocking discs are made with lightweight wood, nontoxic glue. It is stained lightly with olive oil so the infant can safely and fully explore with this material. It can also be ordrered without a stain (natural finish) if requested.
Permission to use photograph from Kylie D'Alton