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My daughter received the Fisher Price Classical Stacker as a random present one day from her Great Grandma when she was about 5 months old. I was chuffed to bits as it was something that I had been planning on buying when she was a little older as I think stacker toys are a great thing for babies to have. I remember my little brother having a basic stacking ring toy when he was a baby and he loved it so it was definately something I was going to get for my daughter, of course toys have now progressed and most things light up and sing!
The classical stacker has four sparkly stars that fit over a yellow pole which is on a chunky yellow base that is slightly shaped and will rock slightly when the child is playing with it. The four stars are different shapes, each slightly smaller than the last so they can be stacked up on the pole. They are different colours too, green, blue, pink and orange and each star has a different raised texture to it.
The pole has four flashing lights inside which look lovely when flashing through the stars. When a star is placed on the pole, it triggers a button on the side which makes a lovely ringing sound, this tells the child the star has been placed on correctly. On top of the pole sits a large chunky yellow star, which has a cute smiley face like most toys in the Fisher Price range. When the star is placed on top of the pole it sets off a tune for the child to listen to and there are a range of tunes that are played, some classical and others are nursery rhymes.
The stacker requires 3 AA batteries, and though they came with the toy, they were almost dead so I would suggest you buy some and replace them if you are to be purchasing this item. You will find this for sale at various prices so it would be worth shopping around as it can be £9.99 or even £13.99!
My daughter loved this toy and would play with it very regularly although I personally wasn't all that thrilled with it in the end. I thought the whole point of a stacker toy was to eventually teach your child problem solving when they have to work out the order of the rings - or in this case stars - but with this version the holes are all the same size so they will fit on the pole in any order! While I agree it does help encourage fine motor skills I did find this disappointing and found myself asking my mum if by any chance she had the stacking rings my brother used to have (thankfully she did!).
That problem aside, as I say my daughter did enjoy playing with it, and loved seeing it light up and play tunes so I am happy she received it. Anything that brings a smile to her face is worth it for me! Would I recommend the classical stacker? Yes I would purely for the fun side of the toy as children will love it!