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Five Medium Sets of Children's Blocks
for Beginners (4-5)


The Wooden Blocks Sets on this page include five different Beginner Sets of Building Blocks, suitable for youngsters from 4 - 5.  There are enough wood blocks to really begin to build structures as opposed to merely stacking blocks and at the end of this age range, children begin to think about details such as doors and ramps.

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Beginner A12 & B12 Sets

The Beginner A & B wooden block sets are for youngsters in the range from 4-5.  These are our best selling sets for PreSchool age youngsters and you will be surprised by some of the wonderful things kids will make at this age.  There are enough blocks to keep a 5 year old occupied on a rainy day and some children show lots of interest in the engineering required to make more sophisticated structures.

"Barclay Blocks has the right stuff to
make your Bauhaus a Wow House!"
- Walter Gropius
 
Beginner Set - Version A12
(125 pieces - 24 shapes)
 
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Beginner  B12 Set
The "A" sets and the "B" sets are the same size (weight/volume).  but the "B" sets have more large pieces and fewer small ones.  If you tend to like the large pieces, then the "B" version is the one for you.  If you favor detail, then choose the "A" version.
 
Beginner Set - Version B12
(85 pieces - 19 shapes)

"When you really need to nail up a lot
 of theses, nothing works better
than cathedral doors from BB's."
- Martin Luther 
 
 
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The Walker Book Set

Our favorite book on Block Play is Lester Walker's Block Building for Children. This book has a number of projects that are suitable for building and does an excellent job of explaining various stages in the process.  However, like any book of this sort, it starts out with a list of pieces necessary for making the projects.
  

"When you have a finicky customer
like Louis the Fat, you want
the best.  Flying Buttresses
from BB's are the Bomb!"
- Abbe' Suger 
 
Walker Book Set 12
(78 pieces - 14 shapes)
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Beginner Set D


This is a very chunky set assembled on the basis of the Bank St. School Set.  Numerous authors of books on Block Play recommend this set for classes of 10-14 children.  We've scaled it down to a size suitable for one or two children.
 
Beginner Set D12
(61 pieces - 18 shapes)

"бинго!  Make a quaint little village on the
Dnieper one day; make a new
one downstream the next!  
- Grigori Potemkin
 
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Beginner Set C


This is a terrific set of blocks; it's the the biggest Beginner Set.  It consists of the Beginner Set "A"  (above) plus a large additional box of the basic rectangles.  It lies somewhere between the Beginner Set "A" and the Base Sets that are found among the Standard Sets on tghe next page. 

"Stop babbling about a Ziggurat!  Let's
build a a little summer place near the Hoteps
 in Gizeh!"  - Mrs. Khufu 
 
Beginner Set C12
(165 pieces - 27 shapes)
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