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    The Base Kit has a full range of pieces, including the 22 inch rectangles.  The "A" version is our best seller for children of First Grade age - about 5-1/2 onward toward 7-8.  This "B" Kit is the same size kit but with more emphasis on the large pieces and with fewer small pieces. At this age, children begin to translate a picture of something into a block replica (though they are imaginative enough to create their own structures), as soon as they master the idea of a box on top of another box by planking over the first box with roof planks.  They may also start out by laying out flat constructions such as airplanes with wings or stick figures before starting to build vertically.  As time proceeds, children will now begin to integrate more fanciful stories and will employ dolls and toy soldiers.  Blocks this size also work well with small cars, and parents may wish to buy road intersections and additional road planks from open stock.  At younger ages, children will use more of the rectangles than anything else, but parents should resist the temptation to avoid the small and the more intricate pieces.  The basic rectangles are necessary and always in short supply, but these alone will not suffice.  A lot of roof planks and road planks are also important.  The small pieces are extremely useful for decoration and for adding visual interest to simple buildings. 

   Type "A" Kits and "B" kits are the same size (weight/volume).  The "A" kits have more detailed pieces and more pieces overall.  The "B" kits are somewhat cruder but have more large pieces and fewer pieces overall.  The "B" sets are better for those primarily interested in the basic shapes.

    Our Premium Blocks have been selected for their tan, uniform Color.  Maple Firsts and Seconds may have streaks and spots caused by natural enzymes.  There is no other difference.

     

 
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