Ever wondered why the plastic rings have a rocking base? Most people set it up how it is pictured below- rocking side to side. BUT, it should be set up so it rocks forwards and back away from your little bubba. Why? Because little bubbas don’t have the flexibility and control in their wrists to bend it when they initially start using this material. By having the ring base rocking away from the body it allows the rod to move away too so the bubba can slide the rings on and off without bending their wrist. Now you know! Want more nuggets of wisdom like these about Montessori? Join the waitlist for my online self paced Montessori 101 course coming soon – contact me it’s as easy as that! Happy playing everyone.