American Hard Maple - The Real Deal
Beginner Set A12
Maple Firsts and Seconds
The Beginner Kit is an excellent kit for children
4ish-5ish. At this age, children are able to stack blocks on top of
one another, make towers, and enjoy seeing them fall over. They are
able to understand abstraction a good deal better, and will recognize
that differently shaped triangles are still triangles. The can
build some things with stories attached to them like fences and corrals. They love to
play with their parents and make things together. They are not yet
ready to copy most pictures or to understand how a building might be
assembled. Left to ruminate, however, they will sometimes construct
amusing things, nearly inscrutable to adults, but hilarious when they
are described by children and sometimes by abstracting an element that an
adult wouldn't ordinarily consider.
"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.