Biased ArcRaduga Grez £15.30
How to play:
- Build Venice or Saint-Petersburg and use arches like bridges
- Mix the stackers and try to guess their size from 1 to 7 with your eyes closed
- Make the hills and walk your fingers along them
- Imagine that every arch is a gnome’s house. Give a name to each gnome and create a story
- Find balance placing one arch on top of another
- Build a tunnel for a car
- Outline the details with a pencil on a paper
- Learn more about colors
- Play “more-less”
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.