Cathedral Big Building BlocksRaduga Grez £153.00
The construction set assembles into a big beautiful picture of the Cathedral, but individually, each piece can turn into anything. For example, the oblong pieces can easily become a bridge, a path, or a railroad. Houses disassemble into component parts and transform into a depot, the back of a sea kite or the ears of the Easter Bunny. You can play for hours, creating new stories and never repeating yourself.
The constructor is very large. It can be taken out on a rainy day, when a child is tormented by boredom, or offered for children to play with after a noisy birthday party.
The parts of the constructor are made of carefully grown and slowly dried linden and coated with safe, water-based paints. Neutral pastel colors are combined with rich, festive colors. When you take the piece in your hand, you will see that the texture of natural wood shows through the paint.
How to play:
- Build fabulous sets for home theater
- Assemble on the plane, like a jigsaw puzzle
- Outline the pieces with a pencil on a large sheet of paper, and then color the resulting drawing in all the colors of the rainbow
- Find on the Internet what a terem looks like and build it
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.