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204 dominos + an additional 24 animal dominos to add a little character. Plus, other building pieces like staircases, round pillars, bridges, and a ringing bell are included. Best of all, this domino set is compatible with all other HABA building systems and marble runs.
Keep a steady hand and construct a winding parade of color with these precision-cut dominos. Then watch the chain reaction when the first is toppled down! Each wooden piece balances perfectly. And, like other wooden HABA products, you are guaranteed it is eco-friendly, made from sustainable forests.
SIZE: 249-piece collection, dominos are 1-5/8" x 7/8" each
WARNING: This toy has small parts. Not intended for children under 3 years.
When considering a build of any sort, children initiate planning and problem-solving skills. Problem-solving activity develops cross-brain thinking skills. Effective problem solving requires a mixture of both logic (left-brain activity) and creative (right-brain activity) thinking. Good problem solvers switch from one set of skills to the other. Switching is not always easy but becomes easier with problem-solving practice.
Logic (analytic) thinking develops through ordering the pieces, comparing them, contrasting them, evaluating them and selecting the correct part. The child must choose the best alternative from the options available by narrowing down the range of possibilities.
Creative thinking is developed when a piece doesn't fit because the child must consider a broader set of solving options such as manipulating the part, flipping the piece, finding the alphabet order, or solving surrounding pieces.
When considering a building challenge, children draw on imagination or mental image forming in the mind. Working with friends, a child may build something another child imagines, helping create something he never considered.
When positioning the dominos, there are strong mathematical fundamentals at play such as length, measurement, comparison, number, estimation, symmetry, spatial reasoning, and balance.
Fine motor skill ability as well as hand-eye coordination is tested as these dominos require a steady hand for positioning.
There are science and engineering fundamentals at play when children test hypotheses and build scientific reasoning in construction.
Social skills are bolstered as children learn to share materials, develop new friendships, take turns, stay focused, cooperate with others, all leading to the development of self-esteem.
HABA is a family-owned German firm making children's toys for over 75 years. The design team at HABA is committed to safety, sustainability, and quality. They develop over 250 new ideas each year. They focus on natural toys with maple and beech wood as a central focus.
HABA has received numerous awards and recognitions each year in its product collection. Over time, they have been recognized by at least 45 industry, governmental and parenting organizations.