Stacking toys are any type of toy which involves mounting one piece on top of the other, popular examples include ABC Wooden Blocks and Stacking Rings. Children can build and stack blocks independently, helping them to develop a wide range of skills as well as helping to keep them busy. Although they may be deemed simple in appearance, stacking toys provide a lot more than mere entertainment for babies and toddlers and are in fact, helping your child learn various essential skills including, but not limited to, balance, coordination, and cognitive skills.

The use of stacking toys can start from a young age, typically around age nine months plus, through toddlerdom and into the preschool years.