Review: Quercetti Daisy Maxi

Today’s review is going to feature a wonderful winner of a toy I stumbled across years ago … the Quercetti Daisy Maxi. The title of this gem tells you nothing so I’ll break in down for you.

1) Quercetti is a an Italian educational toy company with 60 years of toy making experience. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love everything you try.

2) Daisy describes the shape of the platform for this toy. It’s a sturdy, white daisy shape for all of the included pegs.

3) Maxi is the boost factor. There is a regular Quercetti Daisy, but we have the Maxi version that’s the one I’ll be sharing about. There is also a Box version available.

Without further ado, here is the Quercetti Daisy Maxi

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Yes, it’s simple. And that’s truly what we love about it. Also that it doesn’t make sound … always a plus when the kids adore a quiet toy! Colorful too and full of educational benefits. After all, as Maria Montessori said, “Play is the work of the child.” Specifically, the Quercetti Daisy Maxi allows children to practice sorting and stacking by color and shape. It’s perfect for babies and toddlers and has proved to be a toy that both my children have gravitated towards for years – and they’re 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 now!

My son, a wild boy who loves towers and crashing, does just that … builds the tallest tower he can while yelling out the colors and then watching it fall. My daughter, a particular and creative girl, is all about the patterns and “beautiful flowers” she can create with the pieces and peg holes.
daisy 2If you’re looking for the perfect baby toy gift or a 1-3 year old birthday gift I’d highly recommend the Quercetti Daisy Maxi (or really, any Quercetti product). The Daisy Maxi ranges from $20-25 and is available on Amazon, the Quercetti site and a number of boutique style toy stores.

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (

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