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The Bikeho Building Block Set 14 Pieces consist of 12 building blocks and 2 archways that have been shaped coincidentally, with no 2 blocks identical in size and shape. A little more complex than standard building blocks, each block is individual and may have one sloping slide or be rounded on one corner thus giving the child a chance to problem solve and think about thought provoking concepts such as concepts such as weight, leverage and balance.
Designed with the Waldorf principles in mind, each block is hand made from only the most natural of materials and finished with the characteristic soft rounded edges of Waldorf toys. Every piece in the entire Bikeho range is also shaped from a single solid piece of wood, giving the toys a robustness and quality that many others in its class doesn't have. Even the bark on the external surface is also safe to handle as all loose parts are removed, brushed and then oiled with food-safe linseed and sunflower oil. A beautiful open ended set that can be played with independently or with other Bikeho items available at Oskar's Wooden Ark.
Please be aware that Bikeho Wooden Toys aren't made the same way that most other brands are. They are not cut by machines into identical shapes, they are cut by eye. Bikeho toys are beautifully imperfect and natural, with unique traces of nature. This is what separates them from other toy makers. In addition, most of their products are sanded by hand, which underlines this individual expression. The unique variations are proof of quality, NOT defects. Wood grain has changing structures which serve as proof of its natural origins.
Dimensions: Each building block varies between 3 and 10 cm Material: Alder wood
Recommended age 3+ years- Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking hazard due to small parts.
Bikeho Wooden Toys are manufactured in the workshops of the social-therapeutic communityBirkenhof (Bi-ke-ho), a place that looks after and accommodates up to 50 adults who are impaired in their mental and physical development. The Birkenhofcommunity was founded in 1953 on a park-like site near Lüneburg in Northern Germany. It has residential buildings as well as different workshops creating a common place of life with a village-like feel. The focus of this community based arrangement is to detect the strengths of each individual person and foster their skills by giving them a safe job with meaningful and fulfilling tasks.
Bikeho Wooden Toys are created in textile and timber workshops. Each workshop is run by competent and skilled experts which guide and support the employees. Together they create beautifully crafted, natural wooden toys that spark creativity and foster imagination while allowing children to create beautiful small world set ups. Bikeho Wooden Toys is not only known for their high quality wooden toys but also for caring about the environment by using sustainably grown alder timber. When cut and exposed to air this type of timber changes from almost white to a light brown colour with a yellow tinge.