Whether in 1″ Maple, or 1/2″ pine, or 5″ cardboard, this block set known as Block by Block Jr. designed by puzzle designer Scott Kim has multiple uses and offers a variety of ways to practice spacial skills, problem solving and just have fun together. We highly recommend this activity for all ages.
We ordered 1000 block from a Maple Landmark, a New England company so we could make sets to distribute. The cardboard jumbo versions are 5″x5″ boxes from Uline. We got the mini blocks that can be glued with a glue stick from Oriental Trading.
SE Branch Library featured in this post is one of our first library installations, and the featured image is a candid taken by staff there in November. The materials are durable! In March 2023 we received this note:
Although I was not able to get a picture, I just wanted to share that I put out the Block by Block puzzle and some of the tangrams during our Homeschool Hangout today and two little girls aged 4 and 5, who had not met before but are now best friends, worked very intently and cooperatively on building the various 2-D and 3-D designs. They especially liked the bunny and the train, but they wished there was a unicorn. Just passing this along.
Alicia, Southeast Branch | Youth Librarian