Shall-Blocks come with a short string that can be run through the hole in each of the blocks. While this may seem like a simple exercise to adults, children under the age of 2 have not yet developed the motor skills necessary to do this easily. The string is short so there is no safety hazard, and only 4 or 5 blocks are needed to complete a stack. This gives the child a sense of achievement when they have filled the string.
In order to fully challenge a child’s shape recognition skills, size and direction must also be taken into account while playing. Shall-Blocks does this by using the holes in the blocks as a guide onto the “Sorting Block”. Each of the 10 hole shapes are designed to fit a specific shape, size, and direction of a block.
Shall-Blocks help to teach weight and quantity recognition by providing a “Balance Stand”. Children stack various blocks on this stand with the goal of keeping it balanced. In the event that the Balance Stand becomes unbalance, the playing child is rewarded with the excitement of seeing all the blocks come crashing off the stand. Difficulty can be adjusted by setting the stand on a hard surface for high difficulty and a softer surface for lower difficulty.
Kids love to hammer things, and Shall-Blocks provides the tools to do just that. The hammer and nail set can be used in combination with the holes in each block to not only give the child a place to hammer, but also allow them to combine blocks to build whatever their imagination comes up with.
The most challenging Shall-Blocks game is 3D Silhouette Solving. The goal is to stack and align blocks in manner that matches the provided “Projection Card”. Many adults find this game challenging, and it is an excellent way to develop a child’s logic and spatial reasoning skills.