Rose ArcsRaduga Grez £19.13
How to play:
- Discuss what flowers, children and people need for life
- Express your mood with the details of the set
- Put the upper arch on top of your head and try to walk through the whole room
- Build cradles for toys
- Create a still life with a rose and draw it
- Find balance by placing one arch on top of another
- Outline the details with a pencil on a paper
- Build bridges across the textile river
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.