Wooden blocks have been a staple children’s toy for centuries. Children of a variety of ages enjoy and benefit from playing with wooden blocks because they allow free thinking and for your child’s creative spirit to flourish. Your child learns so much by open ended exploration and experimentation.
Tree Blocks’ bark-less blocks set with 21 pieces comes in a muslin bag and is lovingly made in our Vietnam workshop. We cut each piece precisely in lengths of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10cm so they can be mixed and matched. The bark is gently stripped away to reveal a smooth finish. You can still see the rings, knots and other natural features of wood. The bark-less blocks are made in Vietnam because the bark slips away from tropical wood much more easily. Our Vietnam blocks are not finished, just sanded for a silky smooth finish.
WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YRS
Tree Blocks are unit blocks and can be combined with other building toys. Tree Blocks brings nature into the playroom and lets children enjoy the look, feel and smell of real wood in all its wonder.
We care about the environment so all our wood is reclaimed or from sustainable sources. Vietnam introduced the 1992 Law on Forest Protection and Development, last amended in 2004. Article 9 of the Forest Protection Law addresses the basic principles surrounding forest protection and development in Vietnam. Under this Article, forest protection and development must conform with sustainable environmental and social practices.
You can make building blocks fun and educational for your child! Encourage your child to compare and contrast the different pieces so he can start to learn basic math concepts. Introduce your child to nature by exploring the shape, color and feel of the blocks together. If your child needs some additional encouragement, guided play has great value. Check out our “look and build” pictures. They can be viewed on a screen or printed out. Encourage your child to look carefully at the picture and build what she sees.
Another way to help guide your child is to talk with him about what he might like to build. A tower? A bridge? A building? A house? A nudge will give your child confidence to have a go. Praise your child’s efforts and then laugh together as you knock the blocks down to start again.
Warning: Inspect the toy regularly for cracks and rough patches.