Grimms and Bauspiel both make sets of long thin wooden slats blocks. The Bauspiel set is their “Color Rods” and, the Grimm’s is the “Leonardo Sticks”–both are beautiful sets and while similar in essence, this comparison shows how these two sets build differently.
Have you looked at Just Blocks, and wondered how they might fit with the Grimm’s and Bauspiel blocks you have or plan to add to your collection? Here is a quick rundown of the sizing and how they fit together (the short version: very well!)
I’ve had a little bit of fun repainting figures–a tree that arrived in a color that didn’t suit us and a couple of Ostheimer friends. I’ve linked the Materials we used at the end of the post (click on the product images).
Starting a wooden toys collection is a daunting task–and so is growing a collection as your kids get older–what to buy next? Here are some of our favorites for bigger kid.
What do you do in your home to make reading feel available, accessible and inviting to your kids? In our house, its all about the spaces.
It’s fascinating to watch how toys change over time—and at first glance easy to think that blocks surely don’t change so much. Even within Grimm’s, they evolve. Before Grimm’s was “Grimm’s Spiel und Holz Design” they were “Spiel & Holz Design” –the original logo didn’t even have a rainbow.
The Bauspiel building block range introduces a new range of shapes for ball runs, and with it a marvelous new set of options and techniques for ball runs.
The Bauspiel Stepped Blocks is an eye-catching set—how does it measure up to the better-known Grimm’s Large Stepped Pyramid and Counting blocks?
At the start of first grade, E8’s teacher made a comment that has stuck with me “Everyone can read. You can read the words, you can read the pictures, you can read both. Its all reading.” Inga Moore embodies this in her books–the words are clever, and the pictures just as entertaining–have you ever seen a cat smirk?