fourth gift

Fourth Froebel Gift

This gift is presented to the child as a cube of the same dimensions as the third gift. It also consists of eight identical blocks, each of the same volume as the blocks of the third gift. The blocks in this gift are each twice as long and half the thickness of the cubes of the third gift. Two stacks of four each set side by side form a large cube.

The rectangular shapes of this gift create Beauty Forms as four point stars. Together with the blocks of the third gift more complex Life Forms emerge

At the conclusion of play each gift is stacked to form a cube and returned to its own box.

footnote: if the blocks of the third gift are 1" x 1" x 1" cubes, then the blocks of the fourth gift will be 1" x 2" x 1/2"

understanding block play

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