The multi builder 190 Piece Wooden Block Set
includes 20 shapes for awesome building fun. There are more big pieces and fewer small ones, but enough pieces to build a substantial building and includes some road planks.
At about 4 1/2 children are starting to translate a picture of something into a block replica as soon as they master the idea of a box on top of another box by planking over the first box with roof planks. They may also start out by laying out flat constructions such as airplanes with wings or stick figures before starting to build vertically.
As time proceeds, children will now begin to integrate more fanciful stories and will employ dolls and toy soldiers. Blocks this size also work well with small cars, and parents may wish to buy road intersections and additional road planks from open stock.
At younger ages, children will use more of the rectangles than anything else, but parents should resist the temptation to avoid the small and the more intricate pieces. The basic rectangles are necessary and always in short supply, but these alone will not suffice. A lot of roof planks and road planks are also important. The small pieces are extremely useful for decoration and for adding visual interest to simple buildings.
Galvin & Fils blocks are completely unfinished and will not pose a choking hazard. In addition they satisfy the CPSC rules for children under the age of three.
The blocks are sanded maple and children can gum them without fear of chemical finishes or oils. They may be cleaned with a damp sponge or sanded with a fine sandpaper, but they shouldn't be allowed to soak as they will absorb water.The hand in the picture does not come in the kit, it's an adult life size prop to provide a sense of scale.
Ages: 3 +
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