On this page you will find our
Standard Wooden Block Kits. These Kits are the right kits for children from about 6 to whenever (maybe 12) who really
enjoy building things. Some youngsters in this age range will spend
hours and hours at this and can make structures that fill a room. Kids
need lots of block rectangles to make things, but they also need arches,
planks, triangles, wedges and columns. We have carefully assembled each
kit to provide the right balance of these different pieces, but you can
easily alter the mix in a kit by adding pieces from the "Booster Kits"
page or the "Open Stock" page. As a rule of thumb, we believe that
a 6 or 7 year old will need about 200 blocks and can use many more if
they get excited. This number of blocks requires a small bookshelf
or a cubby system.
Our "A" Kits are somewhat more detailed and offer a wider range of
pieces. The "B" Kits are chunkier with somewhat larger pieces. In general,
"A" Kits and "B" Kits are the same size (volume/weight). Our Building
Blocks Kits come in Premium Hard Maple (all firsts) and Hard Maple First &
Seconds. To see a bigger picture of the wood
blocks kits, click on the picture icon(). To
study what's in a kit, click on the List of Pieces. The pictures give a visual
image, but the "List of Pieces" is the definitive list of what is in a kit.
Recommended for ages 3+.