Where do we start? Pottery Barn's Color Wheel puzzle might be the most fabulous puzzle we have ever seen. Puzzle pieces fit together in a wooden base to form a classic color wheel, and all of the pieces are labeled by color-name. But the beauty of this toy that it is so much more than just fitting the pieces into the puzzle base. The color wheel is an amazing way to introduce children to both math and color principles.
If you don't play with color, you never get to learn the joy that color brings to life, and with so many children attending schools that don't have art programs in them, this is a fun way to teach kids about how colors work together within the color wheel, by letting them put the puzzle together in different ways so that they can decide for themselves what looks harmonious.
The color wheel is just $29.00, and is a great example of a toy that is both educational and fun. We watched a young child playing with this recently, and it was inspiring to see them move the pieces around, experimenting to find their favorite combinations, and in the process, learning a little something about color theory.