The 160 Piece Wooden Unit Block Set
has 20 shapes that wiil keep industrious little builders busy as a bee for hours upon hours. Young children are able to translate a picture of something into a block replica (though they are imaginative enough to create their own structures), 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. 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.
These blocks are completely sanded for unsurpassed quality and safety. They are too large to pose a choking hazard and 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. A damp sponge or sanded with a fine sandpaper keeps these long lasting blocks fresh, but they shouldn't be allowed to soak as they will absorb water.The hand in the picture is a adult life size prop to provide a sense of scale, it doesn't come in the kit
Ages: 3 +wooden unit blocks
are one of the best learning toys for kids of all ages.
Made By: Galvin and Fils