Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Building Blocks of Nature
In terms of developmental bang for the buck, just about nothing beats a set of blocks. Construction leads to independent problem solving skills, as well as extending the frustration threshold. I'm sure the kid in question already has a set of blocky blocks, but these block sets are quite different. Based upon nature's elements, the Rainbow, Fire, Stone, and Water sets fit together neatly into the shape of what they're named, but come apart to create wild and wonderful structures. Add shapes like points, turrets, curves, and waves to a straight structure, and suddenly the possibilities are endless. You might have a budding little Gaudi on your hands.
Each one of these Elements sets costs $39.98 from Magic Cabin. Just make sure the giftee in question isn't violence prone; if so, avoid the pointy, dagger-like Fire set for everyone's safety.