An introductory guide to using Froebel Gifts 1-6, the Solids, written by Scott Bultman. These are the original educational toys developed by Friedrich Froebel, inventor of Kindergarten. Created to accompany the Froebel Gifts 2-6 set, this booklet briefly explains the history, philosophy, and play properties of the materials from the Gift 1 yarn balls through the wood block Building Gifts. This third edition includes new material not available in the original 1997 or 2001 versions. Published by Froebel USA, (2014). 36 pp. paperback.