DomesRaduga Grez £38.25
Domes can be a good addition to the classic cubes or an alternative to them, if you want something new. They are good for building palaces and towers, and they look unusual. This builder has only two types of parts – cylinders and towers, and there are a lot of games with them.
You can combine colors in different ways, cover cylinders with "their" domes, or break the rules and take a dome of a different color. You can build a forest gnome shelter, a fairy town, or a house where trolls gather for tea.
This toy is handmade from solid wood. Masters with a lot of experience make it by lathe method. This toy was painted by us and nature. We chose a paint that gives color but leaves the pattern of the wood. So, each toy has a hue conceived by us and applied by nature.
How to play:
- Build a tower by placing the pieces one on top of another, and crown the top with a dome
- Separate the parts by color into "warm" and "cool"
- Learn to count with the parts
- Ask your child to build an arch, a bridge, a palace, a garage
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.