Follies PlusLessing £25.95
- 14 ridged wedges in three super-sizes
- Pile ‘em high and wide
- Develop engineering and fine-motor skills
Lessing Follies Plus is a stacking game with ridged blocks that allow builders to create arches and other non-linear structures because the blocks don’t slip against each other. Blocks are larger than standard for smaller hands to grasp. Children focus on the centre of gravity of the whole tower, rather than worrying if each individual block is aligned perfectly with the one below. Handmade from untreated beech wood.
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.