Big Castle [Blue]Gluckskafer £55.95
- puzzle-style wooden castle
- compact and easy to take along
- supports small-world play
Gluckskafer big blue castle is a clever compact toy castle, that fits together like a puzzle. Towers, bridges, walls and gates, stack neatly together inside the castle's main frame. Pull out all the pieces and make your own castle for hours of imaginative play. Can also be combined with other toys and small-worlds. Made from alder wood. Dimensions: 27 cm x 7cm x 18cm
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.