Shaped from natural wood with the bark still on, this bag of 26 branch building blocks connects kids with nature and provides a rewarding sensory experience. It’s also a great toy for getting kids outdoors! Playing outside is an important experience for young learners’ cognitive and physical development. In nature, children are more likely to engage gross motor muscles as they run, jump, and spin. There’s endless inspiration available for their imagination, and all the objects, shapes, colors, and sounds can take on new meaning as they learn to understand the world. As children stack and build with this natural set, they engage in problem solving, learn to value the creative process, and experience trial and error, which helps build perseverance. Natural materials are a staple for open-ended play and Waldorf-based education. Grab your branch blocks and head outside!