Category Archives: Construction Toys

Froebel Gifts: The First Educational Toys

When Friedrich Froebel created Kindergarten, the first system for educating young children, he also created the first series of educational toys. Froebel used play as the main activity for his school and Spielgabe (play gifts) were the lessons. Gifts 2-6 … Continue reading

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Zome Construction System from Zometool

The Zometool construction toy teaches geometry through model building, allowing anyone to create structures (platonic solids, spheres, other shapes) usingĀ  plastic struts and connecting nodes (zome). This award-winning toys is used in classrooms and homeschools, but also at NASA and … Continue reading

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