Half Matryoshka CupolasRaduga Grez £25.50
This matryoshka refers to Slavic temples and churches. Plain on the outside, they are decorated inside with gorgeous paintings – because the most precious thing is hidden in the heart.
When stacked, the halves do not take up much space and look simple, but if you lay them flat or put them on top of each other – the game begins.
You can build different towers out of the cupolas: straight, offset, falling. The domes can be hidden under each other or arranged according to size. They can be used as dishes, as a crib or a house for a doll. You can build with cupolas, and it is especially interesting with pyramid rings. And if you bring a big dome to your ear, you can hear the sea.
The domes are made of solid wood by lathe turning. We buy the material from a responsible supplier and dry the wood ourselves. This is a long process, that takes 2 years. But we know for sure that truly quality things are worth the wait.
How to play:
- Build a tall tower, and at the very bottom put a small toy or a note with a heart
- Serve the pieces like dishes
- Outline the cupolas with a pencil to make circles
- Build fancy buildings
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.