Monday, March 02, 2009

The in-de-fatigue-able league

Lately I have been talking a lot about blocks with my professor. Sometimes it strikes me as funny that I have gone to school for as long as I have only to be able to talk more intelligently about toys and playthings, but I suppose part of adulthood is, in a sense, coming full circle back to childhood. For example, in a few years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if my bladder control were less fine-tuned than it is today. So I have been thinking about lots of different kinds of blocks, and I came across this very attractive HABA set at Blueberry Forest Toys:

I love the curved domes and the rounder shapes that you don't find in a lot of basic geometric block sets, but I am also curious about how kids actually use these blocks. Do you think there is much to do with them other than construct this Kremlin? I would be inclined to say yes, but I also think it'd help if the kid had other block sets to mix and match in with this one.


Jill said...

I'm pretty sure my kids would have no clue how to use those blocks because they have no idea what a Kremlin is. They like to build car garages and houses with triangle block roofs.

Laura said...

I just had these blocks in my hands on Saturday! So intent to buy them, but I didn't and I wrote you a letter on Sunday essentially telling you why not. Instead I went for inexpensive dice within dice and magnetic tangrams (lots of rockets were made in kindergarten today.) I'll mail the letter soon. Take care!
P.S. Word verification = fries! Mmm

lola said...

oo nice