You don’t have to speak the language to appreciate the elegance and beauty of the Japanese characters. This 32 block set includes a puzzle with the map of Japan, and all of the Hiragana you need to spell your favorite sushi item. Each block features the Katakana equivalent,
numbers, and animals with their English translation, perfect for the little
Japanese learner in your dojo. These award- winning alphabet blocks aid in the development of fine motor skills, spatial recognition, math, and language skills in kindergarten and pre-school aged children.
Embossing: What makes these blocks special are the two embossed letters on each block. The embossing process gives depth and detail to each block and appears to be carved.
Beveled Edges: The upright edges of these blocks eliminate sharp corners and make the blocks more comfortable to hold.
Non-Toxic Inks: These toys are made from child-safe materials, especially non-toxic inks. They are tested regularly and always surpass national and international standards on ink safety.
Basswood: These blocks are made from basswood which is grown around the Great Lakes. Basswood is ideal for making blocks because it’s light-weight, light-colored and odor-free.
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