High-Density Balsa Wood Unit Blocks are made using the same time-honoured format made famous over 115 years ago by their developer Caroline Pratt. The original idea came from Friedrich Frobel, who was believed to be the father of kindergarten education. Children, before his experimentation, learned via adult-led activities instead of free-playing. He found various scientific, artistic and natural principles could be developed by handling and organising blocks and other physical objects.
Because LWB blocks are made from dense balsa wood they are lighter than other woods, safer to handle, non-toxic and a natural and organic tactile experience. The blocks are raw with no harmful finishes applied.
99 Unit Blocks are enough blocks for a whole class to learn and have fun and without knowing it children are learning STEAM principles entrenched in the Australian Curriculum. Working together or individually and building structures stimulates minds in the areas of consideration, logical thinking, social structure and harmony, creativity, design, spatial awareness and communication.