Maple Firsts and Seconds
American Hard Maple Blocks - "the real deal"
The Beginner D is a very chunky kit assembled on
the basis of the Bank St. School Kit (found in the Kits for Schools
section). Numerous authors of books on Block Play recommend this school
kit, but unfortunately, it is designed for 14 children. By the magic of
long division, we've modeled our kit to be a similar assembly designed
for one child. If you have more than one child, then buy a couple
of these kits. Like a lot of school Kits, it is missing many of the
fine detail pieces. Instead, it is assembled of large, simple pieces
that lend themselves to the play of children around the age of 5. If you
are looking for a kit with lots of big pieces, this is the kit for you.
By using our Open Stock pages or our Booster Kit pages it is also
possible to extend this kit with Road Planks, Roof Planks, Pawn People
and other pieces. Alternately, this can be combined with the
Beginner Kit A as this kit goes in the opposite direction, emphasizing
smaller and more detail oriented pieces.