Magnetic Wooden Building Blocks
An early childhood STEM toy, these Wooden Building Blocks are open-ended play. They teach construction, cause and effect and they develop spatial awareness. Just the right size for little hands, their mild magnetic attraction helps keep them stacked. Children as young as 9 months can get engaged in this small set, learning to roll and stack.
These wooden building blocks combine both heightwise and lengthwise. This little set makes a nice first birthday gift.
SIZE: 5.75" x 5.75" x 5.75"
AGE RANGE: 9 mos.+
These wooden building blocks are an excellent size for clutching, grasping and improving fine motor skills. Stacking develops hand-eye coordination and concentration. Children learn the basics of balance. As they grow into the toy, there is the opportunity to sort by sort by shape recognition.
Shape discrimination requires visual-spatial awareness, the relationship between pieces, which supports fundamental skills for future math learning.
BRIO was founded in 1884 in Osby, a small town located in southern Sweden. The firm has been creating quality products since that time. They have combined innovation with respect for the heritage of craftsmanship. Their mission is to create happy childhood memories. They believe in the magic of play. They support children's growth and development in a safe way. Today BRIO is a global company. They have been a Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden since the 1940s.
When designing toys, there are four key principles BRIO strives for:
- Toys should be safe to play with
- They must comply with BRIO’s high-quality standards
- They must be intuitively easy for the child to understand
- They must help the child grow through play
Brio has held onto wood as the primary material they use for their toys. Beech hardwood as a material is timeless and very durable. It is not endangered and it is easy to replace. Their wood comes from renewable forests grown in forests from Southern Sweden to the Northern European mainland. No unique biospheres are destroyed. At Sweetpea Toys, we love BRIO because they are thoughtful about toy design, safety, play needs, manufacturing and the care of our planet.