Tipsy Balancing Blocks

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Tipsy Balancing Blocks
Specifications: ISBN  978-4591153932
31 pages
15.0 x 20.5 cm / 6.0 x 8.2 in (WxH)
Category: Children & YA
Ages: 1+
Publisher: Poplar Publishing Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, 2017
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An illustrated book of instructions offers suggestions for endless fun with the accompanying set of wooden blocks designed on the theme of a mother bird and her chicks. With ideas that call for stacking, arranging, balancing, and playing games with the 13 blocks and special die, the book offers intellectual and motor-skill training suitable for a broad range of developmental stages.

Suggested are three basic ways of playing with the blocks.
1. Stacking: The mother bird is in a stylized crescent shape that teeters back and forth as the smaller round/cylindrical blocks in three sizes are stacked in its cradle. To fit different developmental levels, the book also illustrates a variety of simpler stacking challenges that omit the tipsy crescent-shaped block.
2. Arranging: For smaller children not yet ready for stacking, the book suggests a variety of more basic challenges, such as matching blocks by size and color, rolling the blocks, and arranging them to look like a flower, a face, a butterfly, and so forth by following the illustrations provided.
3. Games: Roll the special die and add the block it calls for atop the mother bird. Send the stack toppling and it’s “Game Over!”

Children can play all by themselves or with friends and family for hours of fun. The set comes with a convenient box for storing the blocks when not in use.