Cupola ArcsRaduga Grez £19.13
So the Cupolas Arch Stacker hides more than meets the eye – more games, more fun, more creativity and time together with children. They can be used to build a cave or a sultan's palace, a village for dolls or a rainbow house for a magical fairy. The smallest part of the set turns into a seed, from which the colorful flowers grow.
The toy is made of linden, it is light but stable, with a carefully preserved wooden texture. We make all the toys by hand in a small workshop in Russia.
How to play:
- Build a tiered tower
- Find a mirrored surface, attach arcs to it and see what you get
- Lay out on paper, like bowls of flowers, and use a colored pencil to complete the stems
- Build a cave or shelter for a tiny toy
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.