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Block Building for Children
Lester Walker

American Hard Maple Blocks - "the real deal"

This is the best book we have found on block play and building with blocks directed at individuals and not at classroom use.  Award winning architect Lester Walker presents eighteen exciting projects for children of all ages, including a bridge, boat dock, drive-in restaurant, shopping mall, skyscraper, castle, and even a Toy Store City, a City of the Future, and The Emerald City of Oz. 

Children will play with blocks spontaneously, but sometimes there are little tricks and twists that they must learn before they can move on.  Parents and teachers will find this book useful in guiding their children's play.  This book illustrates a lot of building possibilities that might not occur without a lot of trial and error.  It has many pages of interesting ideas (167 pp), and is a terrific help to anyone with a reasonably sized block kit.  The book does call for a certain number of specific pieces and persons who own other kits may have to make substitutions in various places or purchase these pieces from Open Stock.  If you are just starting out, the block kit below is specifically recommended for those who want to build all of the projects and includes all of the required pieces and also the optional pieces..

Hardcover - 168 pages


Block Play Book - Lester Walker
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