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Friedrich Froebel

watched children and noticed how they delight in the quick alternation of building up and tearing down, of uniting and separating. He designed the blocks of these building gifts so that children could easily pull them apart and put them together in many different ways.

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The box is raised to reveal a cube, which a child can easily pull part to discover eight, identical, smaller cubes.

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The cube can be halved in three ways. There are four blocks in each half.

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Each half can be divided into two columns. There are two blocks in each column.

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A vertical column of two blocks removed from the orignal cube and rotated to a horizontal position

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A row of two blocks removed from the orignal cube and rotated to make a vertical column position

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A row of two blocks removed from the orignal cube and placed next to the cube.

Pictures Copyright 2001 Bruce Watson

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