Build A WallLessing £50.95
- Irregular shapes
- Choose the right piece
- Develop engineering and fine-motor skills
Lessing Build-a-Wall is a set of irregular building blocks that fosters focus, planning and precision. It’s like dry-stone walling for children; they need to assess their structure and choose the right piece for the gap. Children are absorbed by the slow and meticulous process, and feel proud of their achievements. Handmade from oiled beech, maple, elm and walnut, presented in a wooden box. Size: L 23.5cm x W 19.5cm x H 5cm
Why we love blocks
Like puzzle pieces, blocks fit together. Unlike puzzle pieces, they can do so in a variety of ways. Learning to predict what fits where is the work of many years. Which pieces will I need? Do I have enough? The expert can see simply by turning the blocks over in her mind.
Small world play
Is your castle missing a section of wall? Does your railway need a tunnel? Never fear! Here is your humble set of blocks to the rescue. Infinitely versatile, blocks provide the canvas upon which to paint your stories.
Red, blue, red, blue; big, small, big, small. So much of early mathematical thinking is about making patterns. Can you see how it's a small skip from here to odds and evens or the two-times table? A set of blocks like the one above can even illustrate a number's relative size and how it can be combined to make ten.