ItalianToy Paolo Pi: Facesitaliantoy £84.95
The ItalianToy Paolo Pi set comprises 25 wooden cubes. Engravings on each block create up to six faces with different emotions, when composed as different puzzles. They can also be used for printing, building and creating abstract images. Paolo Pi helps children discover and understand emotions, as well as building hand-eye, motor and grip skills. An accompanying ebook suggests further activities and puzzles.
Why we love arts and crafts
Develop fine motor control
Children learn to make marks long before school begins. A finger through food, a crayon on paper: control increases effortlessly when tackled in a spirit of experimentation. Neat handwriting follows naturally.
Become more creative
We all love new art materials, but the best lesson you can learn is that you already have everything you need in your scrap paper drawer and recycling bin.
Mixing colours means learning to pay attention and getting it right requires patience and skill. To become a master is the work of a lifetime but we can all benefit from a little know-how.