Montessori puzzle ball - Takane ball
Why Black and White? High Contrast Colors are STILL the best. Newborns can see from birth, just not as clearly as an older child or adult. Until your child is about six months of age, he will respond best to bold, contrasting colors and graphics. That’s why it’s important to provide your baby with toys that feature the visual extremes of black, white and red. These high-contrast colors will captivate and hold baby’s attention, encouraging visual development as well as physical activity – like wiggling, kicking, and arm waving.
This interestingly shaped ball has many spots to start to grab on to and explore. That makes it perfect for infants who are still developing their grip. As babies get more mobile, the puzzle ball is still an excellent choice because it can roll a bit away from the baby, but it's shape keeps it from rolling too fast or too far. So, it provides some challenge, but not an insurmountable one, like many other balls.