Prairie House Blocks

Red Hen Toys

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This Prairie House building set is based on the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. His mother provided sets of Froebel Gifts (wood blocks) to him at an early age in the hopes that he might one day become an architect. Even as an adult, Wright often used the Froebel blocks as a scratch pad during the design process. Wright’s work in the Prairie Style can be seen in his Robie House, Coonley House, and Dana House commissions. The Prairie Style features free-flowing interiors, low roofs, and horizontal profiles. This set contains 68 blocks (plus the box and lid). The blocks are identical to Froebel Gifts blocks in size and material. An instruction sheet is provided with information on Wright and how to assemble the house design and put the blocks away. Manufactured in China from European beech wood, this set contains small parts that are NOT suitable for children under 3 years of age. Intended for ages 5 and up. Adult supervision is encouraged.