Guidecraft smooth unit blocks are made to resist dents and dings. You'll
notice the finely sanded and rounded to eliminate any sharp edges, and are
splinter-free to protect tender young hands. All our blocks are guaranteed for
life. Method of shipping is UPS Standard. Material: Hardwood. Traffic Signs and
Cars are not included.
Blocks are incredibly versatile. You can make anything with blocks. And you can
use anything as blocks: books, cushions, even plastic food containers. Which
make them the perfect toy choice for a home environment where space is at a
premium. 14 shapes. 43 lbs
So, what does your child learn from blocks?
Block play is all about eye-hand coordination and visual perception. Want to
take it up a notch? Stack soft blocks or cushions as high as your preschooler
can jump over them. Make an obstacle course or maze with blocks, and then knock
a ping pong ball along the course with a golf club or clean fly swatter.
You can pattern blocks by shape or color. Blocks can be used as units of
measure. It’s easy to see how a 6-block-high tower is taller than a
You can demonstrate levers and inclined planes with blocks. One of our favorite
science experiments involved making different types of block buildings on a
movable table and then creating an “earthquake”, observing which types of
buildings sustained the least damage.
Write up traffic signs to use in a block neighborhood.
Blocks are perfect for dramatization and role play. You can create props by
gluing pictures to blocks or cereal boxes. Issue a challenge such as building an
airport or a dream house.
There is something so satisfying about the THUNK when you toss a block into its
container. Set up a basket for each type of block and sort the blocks at the end
of playtime for some great clean-up practice.
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