The first building box contains a beechwood cube divided three times to reveal eight smaller cubes
The child at this stage of development (aged about one to three) strives to separate things, to take them apart, to change their form, but also to reassemble them. The child is intent on discovering inner properties of things and having discovered them, on recreating the whole. Nothing is more suited to this activity than the cube, subdivided into eight equal sized smaller cubes. . . more
The first building box is also known as the third Froebel Gift or Gabe 3.
The second building box contains a beechwood cube divided four times to reveal eight oblong blocks
While the forms produced with the preceding gift were massive and space-filing, those produced with this gift incline toward surface forms, may be given either a horizontal or vertical position, and are space bounding and inclosing. . . more
The second building box is also known as the fourth Froebel Gift or Gabe 4.
Friedrich Froebel encouraged children to combine all 16 blocks to extend the possibilities for creative play. Kindergarten teachers designed additional building blocks by dividing oblong blocks in two different ways to create the sixth Froebel Gift or Gabe 6.
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