Teach children about the tradition of Totem Poles with this wooden stacking toy. Totem Poles are sculptures carved into large trees and painted with symbols and animal figures. They are created by indigenous Native American cultures in the Pacific Northwest Coast in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska and they are also seen in New Zealand. Totem Poles have many meanings including commemoration, recording family history, representing generosity, wealth and to welcome.
This wooden toy can be stacked in different formations and has different patterns on each side of the blocks. You can use it to teach children about the various symbolic meanings of Totem Poles and the importance of them to other cultures. The animal figures depicted on the blocks are not clearly defined which allows you and your child to change them and talk about the various animals carved into Totem Poles and their meanings. This toy is popular with the education sector but makes a great home teaching aid too.