At last . . a set of Chinese character
blocks. There is no alphabet in
Mandarin, but there are some basic words
that begin to help a child develop a
vocabulary. Those with Chinese children
will find this helpful along with
children's songs like Ni Wa Wa and
Little Swallow. It is a far cry from
learning Mandarin, but it gets the idea
across for Chinese American children and
helps greatly in explaining ideographs.
It's a good idea, however, to find a
Chinese friend to pronounce these for
your child in Mandarin in order to avoid
bad pronunciation habits.
These are manufactured for us by Uncle Goose Blocks in Grand Rapids from the highest quality Linden and are a full 1-3/4 inches. Alphabet Blocks are not made of Maple which is too hard to emboss (the raised letters on alphabet blocks are produced by embossing). The blocks are thoroughly tested after manufacture for safety and the absence of harmful chemicals by an American Laboratory certified by CPSC. They conform to both American and European standards for safe toys.
Copyright 2003 Barclay Wood
Toys and Blocks, Inc.
207 N. Main St., PO Box 819
Hebron, Indiana 46341