American Hard Maple - The Real Deal
Intermediate A12 Set
Maple Firsts and Seconds
We love this set. The Intermediate is a great
set for children over the age of
six. It includes a full range
of shapes including eight of the
22 inch rectangles. There are
enough pieces for making a
couple of large buildings,
roads, roofs, smokestacks,
garages and towers. It is big
enough for two children to play
without a lot of squabbling over
the coveted blocks. At this
age, children like to translate
a picture of something into a
block replica and will also
enjoy making towers that stretch
to the ceiling. They will also
begin to make cantilevered
structures and tall towers with
small buildings balanced on top.
Their vivid fantasy life at this
stage may involve quite
complicated stories complete
with people, cars, and other
toys, as well as construction
projects with windows, doors,
walkways, wheelchair ramps,
etc. Many of the smaller
pieces become more fully
integrated as decoration in
battlements, fenestration, fancy
entries, steps, and statuary.
Children vary in their interest
in these things, but many of
them become blockaholics, and
will spend hours and days
completing incredibly creative
and complicated projects.
Additionally, this is a good set
for cooperative play between
five year old children and their
"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.