Why are the blocks so small?
Fröbel designed the one inch cubes to be a convenient for the small hands of a child.
Are they safe for a child under the age of three?
Fröbel designed these blocks for a mother to give to her child for supervised play during the first year of life, when the child is able to sit up and hold things.
Is beechwood important?
The fine grain of beechwood enable these blocks to be made with precision, so that they can be bult and arranged in many ways.