We took our regular set of 24 Character Building Blocks that teach kids the names of virtues, and added a coordinated set of 121 more blocks. With 145 blocks in total, you and your child can build castles, design cars, create a zoo, and make “domino” runs while learning about what it takes to have a good character.
The core 24 Character Blocks include the names of 64 different virtues – or character strengths – that we all carry within ourselves. Teaching children the vocabulary of virtues at a young age empowers their emotional intelligence by giving them the words they need to identify their feelings. Being able to name virtues and the feelings that are associated with them helps children learn to express their feelings in healthy and appropriate ways.
Of course, what your child cares about is that they are a lot of fun. Scroll through the pictures to see just a few of the many creations you can build. Stack ’em high, or spread ’em out, the bright colors and fun designs offer countless combinations. Special blocks can be used as game die, to write math problems or create mini-puzzles. With multiples of each letter, you can write words and sentences, and play fun word games.
The set comes with a carrying bag and several pages of project ideas to get you started.
Set includes 145 blocks in assorted sized. The common dimension is 3cm (1.2″). From there, you get cubes, double & half cubes, arches, triangles, 6cm and 9cm long blocks and 6cm cylindars. The first picture shows you all the block in one place.
This set has smaller blocks than the original set, so it is not recommended for children under 3 years old.