Infants and toddlers are naturally inclined to post objects into boxes. This activity allows them to easily recover the shape and do it again whilst they learn the principle of object permanence, as well as improving their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Childrens House offer a wide range of traditional Imbucare boxes, which introduce the infant to the concept of object permanence. The Imbucare box with cube, a square wooden box with a square opening on top, allows the infant to post the cube into the box and retrieve it through the hole on the side.
Features of the Imbucare Box with Cube:
- the direct objective of this material:
- infants become familiar with object permanence, learning that the object continues to exist, even when you cannot “see” it
- indirectly, the infant / toddler:
- develops hand-eye coordination
- enables them to recognise the look, feel and shape of a cube
- improves fine motor skills
Contents of the Imbucare Box with Cube:
- a quality Birchply, rectangular box
- a cube
- the natural wood is perfectly smoothed with rounded edges
Size: 12cm x 12cm x 8.5cm / (4¾” x 4¾” x 3¼”)
One of the attractions to the Montessori Method is the extensive use of wood.
We use several types of wood, sourced from renewable sources, in the production of our Montessori Materials.
- Solid beechwood for cylinder blocks, pink towers, dressing frames and brown stairs.
- Birchply for trays, holders and animal and botany puzzles.
- MDF for puzzle maps
- Pineply for boxes and containers
We ensure that the coatings and inks used are not only eco-friendly, but also non-toxic.
Our wooden products are manufactured by responsible partner factories both locally and abroad and ensure that fair labour practices are adopted.
Care instructions for Childrens House Wooden Materials:
- If wooden products are exposed to liquids, wipe dry as quickly as possible.
- Most of the surfaces can be wiped with a damp cloth if exposed to dirt or grime.
- Avoid leaving any of our wooden product in direct sunlight, as it may warp certain woods and/ or the coating may fade over time.
Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.
Transit times depend on your location:
- Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
- Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
- Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location
Feel free to email us should you require any further information.
We offer free delivery to the USA:
- USA – free for orders over $300 – 7 days to your door
- Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
- UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
- EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
- Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
- NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival
Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Reading and Resources:
Imbucare Box with Cube – Voila Montessori